Public Health Funding

Local health departments serve their communities every day by working to prevent disease and protecting them from harm. Repeated and substantial federal funding cuts threaten to undermine the ability of local health departments to respond to threats of all kinds in their communities. Now new, historically deep cuts to public health funds are again on the agenda.

Click here to learn about how proposed budget cuts could affect public health. 

Click here to learn more about this important public health funding stream, and how it is being threatened.

How Cities are Innovating

Click here to learn more about actions taken by BCHC members

Click here to learn more about actions taken by BCHC members

As funding for local health departments has decreased over recent years, new and innovative ways to raise revenue are necessary to prevent the spread of disease, respond to emerging health threats, and cultivate wellness in communities.