Local health departments are historically overlooked and underfunded.
Our members and staff leverage the power of our collective voice to impact policies and decision-making in the federal government.
Along with partner organizations, we advocate for greater resources and support for the entire field of public health.
BCHC Staff Outlines Public Health Policy & Funding Priorities for FY24Download one-pager BCHC Staff Outlines Public Health Policy & Funding Priorities for FY24
FY24 Appropriations Priorities for the CDC
Epidemiology and Lab Capacity
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Funding
Public Health Workforce and Infrastructure
Opioid Overdose Prevention and Surveillance
Data Modernization Initiative
Community and Youth Violence Prevention/Community Violence Initiative
Our Policy Impact
Letters to Congress and the Administration
Advocating for the public health workforce and big citiesPolicy Letters
U.S. needs more epidemiologists
Our nation does not have the disease experts it needsFactsheet: U.S. Cities Need More Disease Experts
BCHC responds to Dobbs v. Jackson
We cannot continue to erode reproductive careBCHC statement on Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade