NCHR Comments on the USPSTF’s Evidence Review and Draft Recommendation Statement for Behavioral Counseling for Skin Cancer Prevention

November 6, 2017. We support USPSTF’s draft recommendations for behavioral counseling interventions to prevent skin cancer as well as their broader efforts to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services. As more information becomes available, we encourage the provision of additional recommendations about more specific behavioral interventions to prevent skin cancer for individuals in various subgroups.

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NCHR Comments on HHS Draft Strategic Plan FY2018-2022

October 26, 2017. The HHS has drafted a strategic plan for implementation over the next several years. We object to language that is non-scientific and themes which weight political rhetoric and ideology over sound scientific principles. Read more of our comments here.

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NCHR Letter to the DC City Council on Artificial Turf

October 26, 2017. It is clear that city officials have assumed artificial turf products are safe because the salespeople told them they were safe. Unfortunately, there is clear scientific evidence that these materials are potentially harmful, and the only question is how harmful are they and how much exposure is likely to be harmful? Our children deserve better. 

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