Right now there are three major public health issues that Doctors for America members know are important for patients. Unfortunately, Congress has yet to act to address gun violence, combat Zika and save lives from America’s opioid epidemic.
- GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION - 91 people continue to die every day from gun violence. We must keep speaking out to demand a solution to the gun violence crisis, including an end to the ban on CDC gun violence research and funding for this important work. Read more here.
- ZIKA FUNDING - Zika has reached the continental U.S. Yet, Congress has still not approved the funds necessary to get ready for Zika and make sure we can detect, diagnose, and prevent Zika before it's too late. Urge Congress put patients over politics and approve the funding necessary to control this impending crisis. Read more here.
- AMERICA'S OPIOIDS EPIDEMIC - Over 2 million people in the U.S. are suffering from opioid use disorders and addiction. This number has skyrocketed in the past 20 years. Congress has approved legislation to address the epidemic but they have approved no funding. Doctors and medical students urge Congress to move quickly to commit the funding necessary to battle the opioid abuse and the heroin epidemic so we can begin healing patients and saving lives. Read more here.