Letters & Sign-Ons

Letters

  • February 2022: Incorporating Environmental Health within the PREVENT Pandemics Act | PDF
  • June 2021: Inclusion of environmental health in the American Rescue Plan Letter to the White House | PDF
  • May 2021: Support Environmental Health Workforce Act HR 2611 | Letter
  • June 2020: President Dr. Priscilla Oliver Letter on BLM Movement | PDF
  • June 2020: NEHA and IFEH letter to UN’s Office of Disaster Risk Reduction regarding their Science and Technology for DRR in the Context of COVID-19, R-Stag Document | PDF 
  • June 2020: Position Statement on FEMA's Proposal to Identify Non-traditional PPE Consumers | PDF

Declarations

  • January 2021: Presidential Declaration on COVID-19 Vaccination | PDF
  • September 2020: Presidential Declaration on Food Safety and National Food Safety Education Month | PDF
  • September 2020: 2020 World Environmental Health Day Declaration | PDF

Sign-Ons

"Sign-on" is a term used to characterize certain policy positions. Often one or more organizations, like ours, will seek to develop a policy position or position on a particular piece of legislation. To increase the impact and effectiveness of that position, once developed, it is circulated among other organizations and groups having a similar interest in that given policy area.

A consensus position is developed among these various groups, allowing them to sign-on to a policy or legislative position. That letter or policy statement is then sent to Congress and it becomes a more effective way to communicate a position because of the combined effect of all groups that join in that stand. We use this mechanism as means of gaining greater attention for a policy or legislative position. We have joined in communicating the following positions:
  • September 2021: We support CDC Resolution (Congress.gov)
  • June 2021: We support Public Health Infrastructure Act S 674 ??????| PDF
  • June 2021: Comments to EPA on Rescinding the Rule on Costs and Benefits regarding the CAA | PDF
  • June 2021: Letter to the Department of Transportation | PDF
  • June 2021: Letter to EPA on National Air Toxics Assessment | PDF
  • May 2021: We support the Climate Change & Health Promotion Act | PDF
  • April 2021: We joined the Declaration on Climate Change and Health | PDF
  • April 2021: We joined the Declaration to support EPA’s Private Well Funding Request | PDF
  • April 2021: We joined the CDC Coalition in supporting the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry | PDF
  • April 2021: We joined the CDC Coalition in supporting CDC Social Determinants of Health program | PDF 
  • April 2021: We joined the CDC Coalition to support the CDC Data Modernization Initiative | PDF
  • March 2021: We joined the CDC Coalition to support the CDC National Center for Environmental Health funding at $322 million for FY 2022 | PDF
  • March 2021: We joined with the decentralized water coalition in supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Decentralized Water Systems Grant program to be fully funded at $20 million for FY 2022 | PDF
  • March 2021: We joined with the Vector-Borne Disease Network to support vector-borne disease programs at CDC at $82.603 million for CDC's Division of Vector-Borne Disease and $30 million for the Kay Hagan Tick Act | PDF
  • March 2021: We joined several public and environmental health organizations to support the CDC Climate and Health Program at $50 million for FY 2022 | PDF
  • February 2021: We joined the CDC Coalition in supporting CDC funding at $10 billion for FY 2022 | PDF
  • January 2021: We, along with our environmental health partners, outlined priorities for the incoming Biden administration | PDF
  • January 2021: Letter to Congress and Administration on Climate Change and Health | PDF
  • January 2021: Letter to U.S. Senator Ed Markey on the Environmental Justice Mapping and Data Collection Act | PDF
  • January 2021: We supported the Improving Social Determinants of Health Act of 2021 (H.R. 379) Supporting Organizations (347) | PDF
  • June 2020: We joined several health organizations to comment on the EPA's proposed ambient air standard for particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5) as not being as health protective as possible | PDF
  • May 2020: Joint Health Organizations letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) | PDF
  • May 2020: Joint Letter on EPA efforts to Censor Science | PDF
  • May 2020: Joint Sign-on Letter to Speaker Pelosi and Minority Speaker McCarthy on the Public Health Workforce Repayment Act | PDF
  • April 2020: We joined public health and medical organizations to support $4.5 billion in for CDC, state, local, tribal and territorial core public health infrastructure to pay for such essential activities | PDF
  • April 2020: We joined health care providers, patient organizations and public health professionals to write to ask that the Administration take immediate action to alleviate the critical shortage of ventilators and personal protective equipment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic | PDF
  • March 2020: We joined public health and medical organizations to request a minimum 60-day extension of the deadline to comment on the Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPR) | PDF
  • March 2020: We joined public health and medical organizations to support increased funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Climate and Health Program ????| PDF
  • March 2020: We joined public health and medical organizations to support funding for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration | PDF (OSHA) at a minimum of $677.4 million | PDF
  • March 2020: We joined charitable nonprofits to request $60 billion in COVID-19 relief aid and stimulus package | PDF