Greetings,There are multiple pieces of legislation being discussed this week in Austin and actions needed to push for additional health legislation. DFC is calling on all members and partners to call, e-mail, sign letters, and/or provide testimony for all of the following. If you … [Read more...] about DFC Advocacy Alert: Calls to Action for April 12-16, 2021
By: Lauren Krenek, MD HEAL Committee Chair [email protected] www.doctorsforchange.org/heal My role as a pediatrician frequently involves advocating for a child in many small ways in their daily lives. During the course of one visit, I may send a note to their … [Read more...] about Vote for Child Nutrition
“The views and opinions expressed are those of the individuals writing this post and do not express the official policy or position of any specific healthcare organization.” Written by:Abhinav Totapally, MD Pediatric Resident Ana C. Monterrey, MD, MPH … [Read more...] about How Do We Feed Our Kids During COVID?
Template for Health Workers to Submit a Public Comment on the Proposed HUD Rule Deadline: Sept 22nd, 11:59 PM EDT From: https://housingsaveslives.org/ INSTRUCTIONS: Go to the Federal Register. Click “Comment Now” on the right side. Copy directly into the text … [Read more...] about Template for Health Workers to Submit a Public Comment
On Friday, June 12, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a rule change to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to eliminate all protections from discrimination for transgender and non-binary people by changing the definition of gender to a … [Read more...] about Doctors for Change Opposes the HHS rule change to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act
In March, one staff member tested positive for COVID-19 at a Houston contract detention facility. Since then, there have been 6 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 among personnel working in ICE detention facilities, and 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases among detainees across the … [Read more...] about Protecting Our Community by Ensuring Public Health Recommendations are Followed by Immigration Authorities