Web Forum

Where We Stand and What's Ahead: Public Health and the Prevention Fund
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific

Please join us for this important discussion on public health and prevention funding as we discuss the post-election environment and the looming threat of sequestration. You'll hear from experts about the current fiscal situation, what's ahead and potential impacts on funding that's critical to the public health community. You'll also learn about what you can do to help.

Community health leaders will also share their insights as they work to implement their respective Community Transformation Grant (CTG) Programs. You'll hear about their innovative approaches to solving community health challenges, partners they're working with, and goals in place for their ambitious efforts.

Please register for this interactive Web Forum that will provide key strategies, tools, and resources that individuals and community advocates can use at this critical time.

During the Web Forum, presenters will:

  • Discuss post-election analysis of the future of public health and prevention funding;
  • Share work and efforts happening around the country through the CTG Program; and
  • Show how you can help ensure public health and prevention funding is secure.






    Emily J. Holubowich, MPP
    Executive Director
    Coalition for Health Funding
    Senior Vice President
    Cavarocchi • Ruscio • Dennis Associates, LLC
    Washington, DC

    Emily J. Holubowich, MPPAs a senior member of the CRD government relations and strategic consulting team, Emily helps her clients promote and protect their interests in the nation's capital. In this capacity she serves as Executive Director of the Coalition for Health Funding, representing more than 70 national organizations that support a strong and sustained investment in public health programs. (www.dc-crd.com), (http://publichealthfunding.org)


    Richard Hamburg, MPA
    Deputy Director
    Trust for America’s Health
    Washington, DC

    Richard HamburgRichard Hamburg is Deputy Director at TFAH. He oversees public policy initiatives, advocacy campaigns, and internal operations and has more than 25 years of experience as a leading health policy advocate. He has led TFAH's efforts to ensure disease prevention is a centerpiece of health reform, and has been instrumental in TFAH's work on obesity prevention, building national pandemic flu and public health emergency response capabilities, and increasing support for public health priorities and budgets. (healthyamericans.org)

    Amanda M. Navarro, DrPH, MPH
    Associate Director
    Oakland, CA

    Amanda NavarroAmanda M. Navarro, DrPH, is an Associate Director at PolicyLink in New York, NY. Dr. Navarro currently leads efforts within the national Convergence Partnership—a collaboration of funders aimed at achieving healthy people living in health places through environmental and policy change. She provides research, technical assistance, and training on collaborative, multi-field strategies to improve community environments particularly in low income communities and communities of color. (www.policylink.org)

    Sana Chehimi
    Program Director
    Prevention Institute
    Oakland, CA

    Sana ChehimiSana Chehimi oversees projects related to healthy eating and active living, health reform implementation and communications. Her work focuses on developing tools and strategies to promote healthier, more equitable environments. Sana co-edited Prevention Is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing, one of the first academic texts on primary prevention; the Second Edition was published in August 2010. (www.preventioninstitute.org)

    Donald Hoppert
    Director of Government Relations
    American Public Health Association
    Washington, DC

    Don Hoppert is the Director of Government Relations at the American Public Health Association (APHA), the oldest public health association in the country. In this role, he leads the association's government relations and legislative advocacy activities on a variety of legislative issues including health reform, environmental health, funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, injury control and prevention and physical activity, nutrition and obesity. He also served as Director of Federal and Congressional Affairs at APHA from 1998 through 2004.

    From 2004-2006, Don was a public policy and public affairs consultant in San Francisco, CA where he worked for both corporate and nonprofit clients on a variety of public policy issues, including prescription drug access, tobacco control, and emergency health services.

    Don served as a Congressional aide to U.S. Representative Sherrod Brown from 1994 through 1998. He advised Representative Brown on several legislative issues including the environment, financial services, education and crime and judicial matters.

    He received a BA in Environmental Policy and Analysis from Bowling Green State University. (www.apha.org/advocacy/activities) (action.apha.org/site/PageNavigator/Advocacy)


    Matthew Marsom
    Vice President
    Public Health Policy and Advocacy
    Public Health Institute
    Oakland, CA

    Matthew MarsomAs Vice President for Public Health Policy and Advocacy for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the public policy goals of the organization’s domestic and global health programs. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting PHI projects and public health policy relevant to PHI interests. (www.phi.org)


The following documents are PDF versions of the speakers’ presentations and are intended to be used for reference only.

Protecting Community Prevention and Funding for Public Health: Update and Resources for Action Salay/Trust for America’s Health Chehimi/Prevention Institute

Where We Stand and What's Ahead: Public Health and the Prevention Fund

Phillips/Transforming Our Community’s Health (TOUCH)

Melcher/American Public Health Association Navarro/PolicyLink

Stolp/Tuolumne County Public Health

Hamburg/Trust for America’s Health

Chemini/Prevention Institute


Hoppert/American Public Health Association (APHA)



The following documents provide important background information that can enhance the Web Forum experience.

If you have additional questions about nonprofit advocacy, please feel free to contact Alliance for Justice.

If your 501(c)(3) organization would like to make the one-time 501(h) election, your organization needs to complete and submit IRS Form 5768.


For more resources on community prevention in health reform, and to take action on this issue, go to:

Annual Meeting Hill Visits :: American Public Health Association
APHA Midyear Meeting
Transportation Issues from the Public Health Perspective :: American Public Health Association
Food Environment Atlas
Health Reform Rapid Response Network :: Prevention Institute
Promise Neighborhoods Institute
United States Department of Agriculture
Choice Neighborhoods :: US Department of Housing and Urban Development
D4H Community
PI Health Reform
TFAH Health Reform
Public Health ACTion (PHACT) Campaign :: American Public Health Association

For regular updates on the status of community prevention in health reform, sign up for Trust for America's Health's, Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest. Contact Richard Hamburg at rhamburg@TFAH.org to sign up.


The organizations listed below have come together to sponsor this important effort:

PolicyLink Logo Trust For America's Health


Trust for America's Health

Prevention Institute Logo Public Health Institute Logo

Prevention Institute

Public Health Institute