Welcome to the Big Cities Health Coalition Member Portal

This part of the Big Cities Health Coalition Website is designed for members to share information and ideas with one another.

If you are a member who would like to share a document, poll, or other file on this page, please contact Meghan McGinty at mmcginty@naccho.org or 202-507-4265. 

 


BCHC WINTER MEETING FOLLOW-UP

IN-PERSON WINTER MEETING MATERIALS

Materials for Messaging Workshop on Monday, February 27th during Member Meeting

 

Article Published by Meghan McGinty & Laura Hanen in Journal of Health Security: Recommendations for The New Administration


NEW! BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION MEDICAL DIRECTOR OPENING

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is seeking a Medical Director to work closely with the Executive Director and the Deputy Director, to establish priorities and manage the on-going work of the Commission. The Medical Director reports directly to the Executive Director and is a member of the senior leadership team.


NEW! AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION LETTER ON AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT

Patrice Harris, BCHC Alumna and former Health Director of Fulton County, shared this letter from the American Medical Association(AMA) to Congress. The letter outlines AMA's views on the American Health Care Act and the importance of maintaining insurance coverage for over 20 million Americans who currently have health care coverage under the existing Affordable Care Act.


UPDATED: HILL DAY MATERIALS

Below is important information regarding scheduling and messaging as you draw closer to your Capitol Hill meetings with Congressional staff. The following documents should be helpful to you in crafting a one page factsheet about your own health department and keeping track of your schedule for the day. Please keep in mind, these are still in draft form and may change before the Hill day.


BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION PROGRAM MANAGER OPENING



FEBRUARY CALL MATERIALS

Below is the agenda and an overview of the Bloomberg American Initiative in advance of February's member call taking place on Friday, February 10th from 1-2PM EST.


UPDATED: HILL DAY MATERIALS

Below is important information regarding scheduling and messaging as you draw closer to your Capitol Hill meetings with Congressional staff. The following documents should be helpful to you in crafting a one page factsheet about your own health department and keeping track of your schedule for the day. Please keep in mind, these are still in draft form and may change before the Hill day.

MEMBER MEETING MATERIALS

 The BCHC in-person winter meeting will take place Monday, February 27, 2017 and Tuesday, February 28, 2017. We will have a joint Hill Day with NACCHO Board Members and the SACCHOs on Wednesday morning, March 1, 2017. You should plan to arrive in DC by 12 noon on Monday and depart after 1 pm on Wednesday. All travelers will need to enter the code 402201 when the travel authorization code is asked for. Travelers will also need to select the meeting name “NACCHO MISC Travel.” 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to BCHC staff for further clarification.


MAKING YOUR CASE FOR PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH FUND

As we prepare to defend the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) as a key public health provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we need as many BCHC members as possible to undertake a host of grassroots advocacy activities, ranging from outreach to Congressional offices, to sharing testimonials with BCHC staff, to writing op-eds, and talking to members of the media.

Please let us know which of the following activities you'd be willing to assist with and a Coalition staff member will follow up.


JANUARY MEMBER CALL MATERIALS

Below are materials from BCHC monthly member call on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 1-2 PM EST.


BCHC WORKFORCE RESEARCH PROJECT SUMMARY

BCHC has convened an advisory committee of subject matter experts in public health practice and workforce research and training to further assess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of public health professionals in big city governmental health departments. Moving forward, BCHC will synthesize the quantitative and qualitative data, as well as findings from the in-person meeting. Results will be disseminated to BCHC members and the public health community through release of the report and/or other complementary publications, webinars, and presentations at relevant meetings.



WORKING GROUP MEMBER LISTS

The member lists for the Environmental Justice/Lead, Health Equity & Violence groups have been been updated. Below you can find the names and email contact information of the members apart of each working group.

 


 

To access 2016 Member Portal content, visit here.