PPW 2016

Following this year's Public Policy Workshop, held in June 2016, 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.
 
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.
Issue brief
Talking points
Commonly asked questions
Leave behind
 
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.

Issue brief (update 10/16)
Talking points
Commonly asked questions
Leave behind (update 10/16)
Letter of support (new 10/16)
Press release (new 10/16)
 
CNR:  Child Nutrition Programs Reauthorizaton:
This is the beginning of negotiations for the Child Nutrition Programs Reauthorization. These programs include school nutrition programs and WIC, among others. In the reauthorization process changes can be made in the programs. This is not the budget process. This is the content process.
Issue brief
Talking points
Commonly asked questions
Leave behind