No family should ever be one emergency room visit away from financial disaster. That’s why I’ve fought to to improve the nation’s health care system to help millions of Ohioans receive the quality, affordable health care they need – from working families to senior citizens to small business owners to children. And I’ve fought to require insurance companies spend consumer’s premium dollars on providing actual care, not overhead expenses and executive salaries. I will also continue to fight to protect Medicare for seniors and improve the affordability and accessibility of health care for all Ohioans. It’s also critical to ensure the health and well-being of our nation’s children. From reversing the disparity in medical research spending on pediatric diseases to ensuring access to comprehensive health care – including oral health care – our nation’s children should be a priority.
After Reports Indicate Toxic Chemicals At Clyde Park, Sen. Brown Urges U.S. Environmental Protection Agency To Work With Community, Park Owners To Further Investigate Site
Clyde, OH-After reports indicated the presence of toxic chemicals at a park outside Green Springs—a few miles from Clyde, a town that is the home of a child “cancer cluster”—U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work with the Clyde community and the current park owners to investigate the site. A cancer cluster, as defined by the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is a “greater-than-expected number of cancer cases that occurs within a group of people in a geographic area over a defined period of time.” Since 1996, at least 37 children within a…Read MorePosted on 11/21/2012 |
Brown Encourages State And Federal Agencies To Work Together To Prevent Steep Cuts To Food Assistance For Ohio’s Families
With critical food assistance funds slated to decrease by approximately $50 per month for Ohio families, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) called on state and federal officials to work together to help prevent unnecessarily severe cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Currently, 1.7 million Ohioans rely on SNAP benefits-forcing many to seek help at already overburdened food banks and hurting Ohio’s small businesses where SNAP benefits are accepted.
“Too many Ohio families struggle to put food on the table,” Brown said. “The SNAP program provides critical assistance for Ohioans who would otherwise go h…Read MorePosted on 11/16/2012 |
Brown Announces More Than $5 Million To Strengthen Health Education And Workforce Development In Rural And Underserved Ohio Communities
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Ohio institutions have been awarded a five-year grant totaling $5,245,899 to strengthen the state’s Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) and improve health education and workforce development for rural and underserved communities. The award was granted by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The project will serve 67 Ohio counties and more than 7.8 million Ohioans.
“This is about training Ohioans for jobs in one of our state’s most important industries while strengthening health care in rural and un…Read MorePosted on 10/1/2012 |
On National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Brown Visits Zanesville Take-Back Site To Encourage Muskingum County Residents To Safely Dispose Of Unused Medications
ZANESVILLE, OH - As part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited the Zanesville prescription “take-back” site, urging Muskingum County residents to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs. Brown was joined by Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton and Steve Carrel, executive director of Muskingum Behavioral Health at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department to discuss efforts to crack down on the prescription drug abuse epidemic.
“Abuse of prescription drugs-especially painkillers—can devastate communities. Too many teenagers can get prescription drugs from the family medicine cabinet or from…Read MorePosted on 9/29/2012 |
Live Healthy Appalachia in Athens County received new federal resources to expand its Food is Elementary nutrition program. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded a $53,000 grant for Live Healthy Appalachia to expand its program, which has proven to reduce Body Mass Index, influence food choices among children and their parents, and encourage improvements in school lunch programs.
“School nutrition programs ensure that students get the healthy foods they need to perform well both in and out of the classroom,” Brown said. “These new federal resources will help Athens Co…Read MorePosted on 9/24/2012 |
Two Adams County communities received new federal resources to update water infrastructure and improve health care. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded a grant to the Village of West Union to rehabilitate several major components of a water treatment service which will serve 42 households and two small businesses. The ARC also awarded a $250,000 grant for Adams County Regional Medical center in Seaman to purchase a new digital mammography system. The new system will improve treatment for approximately 2,100 patients each year.
“Ohio’s rural commu…Read MorePosted on 9/14/2012 |