- Sign-on Letter: Sponsored by Healthy Schools, A CALL FOR PRESIDENT’S CHILDREN’S INITIATIVE: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AT SCHOOL
- Statement of Support: the President’s signing into law the new FDA ruling extending its authority to all tobacco products (Read More)
- Sign-on Letter: Sponsored by the Coalition for Tobacco-Free Kids to Major League Baseball and its Players Association to remove smokeless tobacco use from baseball
- Sign-on Letter: Sponsored by the Coalition for Tobacco-Free Kids to the FDA to implement a track and trace system to curb the illicit market in tobacco products
- Sign-on Letter: Sponsored by the Coalition for Tobacco-Free Kids to Congress to request level funding from FY2016 for the CDC Office on Smoking and Health
- Sign-on Letter: Sponsored by the Coalition for Tobacco-Free Kids to Congress requesting the $635 million in user fees that the Tobacco Control Act authorizes FDA to collect for FY 2017
- Sign-on Letter: Sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers to CMS to establish national consensus around the scope of work needed to achieve excellence in school-based Medicaid programs
- Sign-on Letter: Sponsored by ASCD and coalition in response to the president’s budget only being 1/3 of the authorized amount for Title IV funding, and urges Congress adequately fund it
- Sign-on Letter: Sponsored by SIECUS support of FY 2017 funding for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and the Division of Adolescent and School Health, as well as the elimination of the annually-funded abstinence-only-until-marriage grant program
- Sign-on Letter: Sponsored by Results for America in support for evidence-based funding for a broad range of programs including TPPP
- Sign-on Letter: Sponsored by the Food Marketing Work group – UCONN Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity asking General Mills to stop marketing Betty Crocker fruit snacks to children
- Sign-on Letter: Sponsored by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to the FDA requesting explanation for why new tobacco products remain on the market without a premarket review by FDA
- Comments Submitted: recommendations to the Department of Education to implement programs under the new “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) prior to publishing proposed regulations
- Sign-on Letter: Sponsored by the Coalition for Health Funding to increase the top line spending level for HHS to increase the top line spending level for HHS
- Sign-on Letter: Sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids responding to the Housing and Urban Development Department’s proposed rule instituting Smokefree Public Housing
Criteria for signing on to “On the Spot” (OTS) requests:
- The issue supports the core values of ASHA. (These may be found at http://www.ashaweb.org/news-events/advocacy/.)
- The values of the originator of the request are aligned with those of ASHA.
- The values of the other co-signers are aligned with those of ASHA on this specific issue.
- ASHA has supported the issue in the past, it is still relevant, and it still meets other criteria.
- It the issue is a bill, it doesn’t include amendments or other aspects that ASHA doesn’t support.
On-the-Spot Subcommittee Make-Up:
- At least four people will be on the subcommittee.
- Quorum will be two of the four.
- The majority of those responding will carry the decision.
Approved 6-9-2017 by Advocacy Committee