Public Policy Workshop (PPW)

 

PPW 2017

Following this year's Public Policy Workshop, we want to share information on the Academy's legislative priorities. 


We've posted talking points (a short overview), a leave behind (more detail and some references), FAQs from the Hill, and briefs (more details and more extensive referencing) for each priority.

An overiew of federal funding for national nutrition programs

TROA:  Treat and Reduce Obesity Act: This bill would amend the Social Security Act to enable the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to enhance beneficiary access to the most qualified providers of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity (IBT), resulting in decreased healthcare costs and lower obesity rates among older adults.
Talking points
Leave behind
Brief
FAQ

OAA:  Older Americans Act (reauthorization):Older Americans Act nutrition programs keep seniors healthy and independent.  Older Americans Act nutrition programs are cost-effective.
Talking points
Leave behind
Brief
FAQ


Preventing Diabetes Medicare Bill:  The Prevending Diabetes in Medicare Act will help to prevent cases of diabetes in the Medicare population by allowing nutrition therapy to be provided.
Talking points
Leave behind
Brief
FAQ