Public Policy

IAWHP is committed to informing members of public policy issues that affect the worksite health promotion community.  The list below represents the beginning of a growing list of public policy resources.  We encourage you to share your thoughts and suggestions as this benefit is expanded.   

Step It Up! Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
On September 9, 2015, US Surgeon General VADM Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., announced his national Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities. This declaration addresses a number of major health issues facing our country today. Imagine the dramatic impact we can have if the entire medical community comes together to promote walking and physical activity with patients all over the country. Read the executive summary

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Care Act Timeline-
The Kaiser Family Foundation has prepared a timeline detailing when specific provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (which President Obama signed on March 23, 2010) as well as provisions in the Health Care & Education Reconciliation Act are scheduled to take effect.  

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