SBM's Policy Recommendations

Letters


Biden-Harris Administration Must Include Experts in Behavioral Medicine on COVID-19 Advisory Board

SBM calls for the inclusion of experts in behavioral medicine on the Biden-Harris Administration's COVID-19 Advisory Board.


Congress Should Help Nonprofits Harmed by COVID-19

In a special letter to U.S. Congressional leadership, SBM urged the inclusion of associations, nonprofits, and other tax-exempt organizations within any federal aid packages or supplemental appropriations measures.


 

 

Policy Positions


Increase Access to Federal Food Assistance During and After COVID-19 Pandemic

To support food security, SBM recommends increased access to federal food assistance programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Pandemic EBT, and the National School Lunch Program during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.


Improve Rural Healthcare to Stem COVID-19 Spread

SBM supports increased healthcare funding, enhanced Broadband internet infrastructure, and enforcement of industry-related COVID mitigation practices to address gaps in rural health service delivery and stem the spread of disease.


Protect At-Risk Populations from Extreme Heat During COVID-19 Pandemic

SBM supports the implementation of short- and long-term policy solutions to protect at-risk populations from extreme heat events during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Equitable Healthcare More Important than Ever during COVID-19 Pandemic

SBM urges research on disparities in COVID-19-related morbidity and mortality outcomes. We also call for policy actions to enable proactive remediation of healthcare disparities.


 

 

Sign-Ons and Endorsements


SBM Endorses Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Ensuring Nutrition for America's Students Act

SBM has endorsed U.S. Sen Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-NY) Ensuring Nutrition for America's Students Act. The legislation ensures that students who receive meals from school or childcare programs can continue receiving food assistance when those places are closed due to COVID-19.


SBM Signs Statement on Reversing the Changes to the CDC's COVID-19 Testing Guidelines

SBM signed on to the Trust for America's Health's "Reversing the Changes to the CDC's COVID-19 Testing Guidelines."