Overview[ edit ] Inunder Republican Chair Kathleen Abernathythe Federal Communications Commission adopted network neutrality principles "to preserve and promote the vibrant and open character of the Internet as the telecommunications marketplace enters the broadband age.
Back In total, over 30 million Americans have some form of liver disease. With the prevalence of liver disease in the U. ALF takes a leadership role in advocating on behalf of the millions of Americans living with liver disease and their families. ALF testifies before Congress and state legislatures on important issues related to liver disease to help effect change in public health policy.
We actively lobby Congress and state legislatures for legislation to support increases in organ donations. The Foundation participates in numerous coalitions and works in partnership with other organizations to support public policy and funding into research, education and advocacy for liver disease and wellness initiatives.
ALF has been active in obtaining cosponsors for the Liver Research Enhancement Act HR to create a center within the National Institutes for Health that will focus solely on research into liver-related diseases. Each year, more thanchildren and adults are infected with this virus, making it the sixth most commonly reported infectious disease in the United States.
Hepatitis A often occurs in community-wide epidemics, as occurred in five states in March Within the United States; states, counties and communities can be considered to have high, intermediate, or low rates of hepatitis A on the basis of epidemiological characteristics.
According to the CDC, most hepatitis A cases result from person-to-person transmission during community-wide outbreaks in these regions. Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Alaskan Natives, migrant populations and certain religious groups have had a higher incidence of hepatitis A in past decades.
Some of these rates are now changing as a result of hepatitis A vaccination programs, but without immunization these communities continue at increased risk for the disease. Persons traveling to or working in countries that have high or intermediate rates of infection, especially frequent short-term travelers and persons staying for extended periods of time.
Geographic areas with increased risk include: Risk for HAV infection in these regions increases with duration of travel. Men who have sex with men. Persons who use injection and non-injection illegal drugs Persons who have an occupational risk for infection including persons working with HAV-infected primates and with the HAV in a research laboratory setting.
Persons who have clotting-factor disorders, especially those administered solvent-detergent-treated preparations. These include groups historically associated with common source outbreaks and persons with regular or increased risk for exposure to fecal material: Food handlers17 Military personnel18 Day care personnel and children attending day care, as well as their parents, siblings and close contacts19 Health care workers20 Staff of institutions for the developmentally disabled21 Consumers of certain high risk foods e.
The mortality rate for adults over age 50 is 27 per cases. Each year an estimated persons die in the U. HAV transmission has been linked to uncooked fruits and vegetables, shellfish, and contaminated ice.
Children infected with the virus have a longer incubation period than adults and can continue to shed virus in their stool for as long as days. Care givers in the household and at day care centers risk hepatitis A exposure when changing diapers of infected, asymptomatic children.
A typical adult case of hepatitis A will result in 27 lost days of work.
Other preventive public health measures include good sanitation, a safe water supply, and careful food preparation.
HAV can be inactivated by boiling or cooking to greater than degrees F or chlorinating the water supply. Currently, there are 2 inactivated single antigen virus vaccines available for protection against hepatitis A in the United States: Clinical studies for both have demonstrated excellent protective efficacy, immunogenicity, and safety.
For use in adults only, Twinrix is a combination vaccine against hepatitis A and B.• An advocacy orientation involves not only systems change interventions but also the implementation of empowerment strategies in direct counseling.
• Advocacy-oriented counselors recognize the impact of social, political, economic, and cultural factors on human development. The providers and advocates, most of whom have been longtime supporters of de Blasio and his early childhood goals, say they are grateful to have a mayor who recognizes the importance of pre-K, and all praised the initial rollout of the program.
Many teachers and local schools have started exploring Open Education Resources, or OER, and states are beginning to play a more active role in supporting local schools in their efforts to gain .
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Special Education Advocacy by Pete & Pam Wright.
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition (FETA-2) by Pam and Pete Wright is available from Harbor House Law Press. Your early intervention programs may have a family support group or work with an organization that does.
This is a wonderful way to "give back" to the program. When you are involved, you gain experience in communication and leadership and it helps you to get useful information and answers to questions you may have.