SBM's Policy Recommendations
SBM calls for the inclusion of experts in behavioral medicine on the Biden-Harris Administration's COVID-19 Advisory Board.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 signed on to the Trust for America's Health's "Reversing the Changes to the CDC's COVID-19 Testing Guidelines."