NY Times: Medicare Doesn’t Equal Dental Care. That Can Be a Big Problem

Today, the New York Times published an
excellent article online discussing the current lack of Medicare coverage of oral health care. I encourage you to read this important piece, which makes clear that our failure to treat dental health as integral to overall health has directly harmful consequences
for seniors – leading to higher rates of systemic health problems, serious bacterial infections, and increased hospitalizations and emergency department visits.

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Deadline Today: Support FY19 Drug-Free Communities

Please join us in supporting the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program in FY 2019 and ensuring it remains intact in the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). DFC coalitions are a proven and cost-effective way to prevent youth drug use. They accomplish
this by assessing each community’s needs and implementing a set of mutually reinforcing programs, strategies, and activities throughout every sector such as schools, parents, health care, media, youth-serving and faith-based organizations, law enforcement
and businesses to address each community’s unique conditions.  

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Deadline Tomorrow: Support Drug-Free Communities for FY 19

Please join us in supporting the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program in FY 2019 and ensuring it remains intact in the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). DFC coalitions are a proven and cost-effective way to prevent youth drug use. They accomplish
this by assessing each community’s needs and implementing a set of mutually reinforcing programs, strategies, and activities throughout every sector such as schools, parents, health care, media, youth-serving and faith-based organizations, law enforcement
and businesses to address each community’s unique conditions.  

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Deadline Extended — Bipartisan Sign-On: Support the Commodity Supplemental Food Program

With over 40 million Americans suffering from food insecurity, support for effective programs to ensure our constituents’ basic needs is more important than ever.  The Commodity Supplemental Food Program currently provides up to
728,552 nutritious food packages each month in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 3 Indian Tribal Organizations. 
Please join us in urging the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee to preserve the CSFP and provide sufficient funding to maintain the current caseload, and to provide an opportunity for the remaining state to start programs subject to USDA approval.
The estimated appropriation is no less than $250 million to achieve this goal.

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Bipartisan Sign-On: Support the Commodity Supplemental Food Program

With over 40 million Americans suffering from food insecurity, support for effective programs to ensure our constituents’ basic needs is more important than ever.  The Commodity Supplemental Food Program currently provides up to
728,552 nutritious food packages each month in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 3 Indian Tribal Organizations. 
Please join us in urging the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee to preserve the CSFP and provide sufficient funding to maintain the current caseload, and to provide an opportunity for the remaining state to start programs subject to USDA approval.
The estimated appropriation is no less than $250 million to achieve this goal.

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Bipartisan Sign-On: Support the Commodity Supplemental Food Program

With over 40 million Americans suffering from food insecurity, support for effective programs to ensure our constituents’ basic needs is more important than ever.  The Commodity Supplemental Food Program currently provides up to
728,552 nutritious food packages each month in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 3 Indian Tribal Organizations. 
Please join us in urging the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee to preserve the CSFP and provide sufficient funding to maintain the current caseload, and to provide an opportunity for the remaining state to start programs subject to USDA approval.
The estimated appropriation is no less than $250 million to achieve this goal.

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Support the Commodity Supplemental Food Program

With over 40 million Americans suffering from food insecurity, support for effective programs to ensure our constituents’ basic needs is more important than ever.  The Commodity Supplemental Food Program currently provides up to
728,552 nutritious food packages each month in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 3 Indian Tribal Organizations. 
Please join us in urging the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee to preserve the CSFP and provide sufficient funding to maintain the current caseload, and to provide an opportunity for the remaining state to start programs subject to USDA approval.
The estimated appropriation is no less than $250 million to achieve this goal.

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Support Drug-Free Communities for FY 19

Please join us in supporting the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program in FY 2019 and ensuring it remains intact in the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). DFC coalitions are a proven and cost-effective way to prevent youth drug use. They accomplish
this by assessing each community’s needs and implementing a set of mutually reinforcing programs, strategies, and activities throughout every sector such as schools, parents, health care, media, youth-serving and faith-based organizations, law enforcement
and businesses to address each community’s unique conditions.  

Read More