Press Releases

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New York's First Lady Chirlane McCray Leads 155-City Coalition to Push President Trump, Congress to Protect Coverage for Mental Illness, Substance Misuse  May 24, 2017

President's Budget Threatens Public's Health May 23, 2017

Big Cities Health Coalition Statement on the 7th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act March 23, 2017

World Cancer Day, Wear Red Day Even More Vital This Year with Planned Repeal of Affordable Care Act February 2, 2017

Urban Health Officials Urge Trump Administration, Incoming Congress to Make Public Health a Top Priority December 6, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Highlights Urban HIV/AIDS Data to Mark World AIDS Day December 1, 2016

New Open Source Digital Data Platform Reveals the State of Public Health in America’s Largest Cities November 29, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Thanks Congress for Acting on Zika Virus September 29, 2016

Big City Health Officials from Across America Speak Out about Zika's Toll September 21,2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Condemns Lack of Congressional Action on Zika Virus July 14, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Welcomes Passage of Opioid Legislation by U.S. Senate July 13, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Welcomes Passage of Opioid Legislation by U.S. House of Representatives July 8, 2016

In Big Cities, Men Die of Opioid Overdoses More than Women June 28, 2016

Data Show Big City Teens Smoke Less May 31, 2016

California to Lose over 9 Percent of Public Health Emergency Funding During Historic Zika Outbreak May 23, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Applauds U.S. Senate for Passing Zika Funding Package May 17, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Applauds New FDA Regulations on E-Cigarettes, California's Passage of Tobacco 21 May 5, 2016

Experts Brief Congress on Raising Tobacco Sale Age to 21 to Save Lives and Cut Health Care Costs April 14, 2016

Public and Private Sector Experts to Brief Congress on Need to Raise Tobacco Sale Age to 21 April 1, 2016

Texas Loses 10 Percent of its Public Health Preparedness Funding as State Faces Historic Zika Outbreak March 31, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Applauds Senate for Passing CARA, But Says More Needed to Address Opioid Epidemic Across the Country March 10, 2016

Leaders of 12 Big City Health Departments Urge U.S. Senate to Pass CARA and TREAT Act to Address National Opioid Epidemic March 7, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Urges Congress to Pass Zika Emergency Funding February 23, 2016

Research Reveals Variations, Progress Among America's Big Cities on Heart Disease and Cancer Mortality February 4, 2016

New Report Highlights Progress in Urban Health November 18, 2015

Congratulations to Big Cities Health Coalition Members Recognized as National Leaders in Promoting Health June 9, 2015

Big Cities Health Coalition Urges Policymakers to Restore Public Health Funding: "Local Emergency Preparedness At Risk" April 28, 2015

Big Cities Health Coalition Adds Seven New Members; Now Impacts 1 in 6 Americans April 17, 2015

Big City Health Leaders in Measles Hot Spots Issue Plea to Parents: Please, Vaccinate Your Children February 26, 2015

Top City Health Officials Come to Capitol Hill with Dire Message on Opioid Addiction and Overdose September 16, 2014

Big Cities Health Coalition Weighs In On Smoldering E-Cigarettes Debate May 1, 2014