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 Outlines FY24 Public Health Policy & Funding PrioritiesDownload the brief BCHC Outlines FY24 Public Health Policy & Funding Priorities
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
Build healthier communities by strengthening local public health capacity
Our recommendations to the Senate HELP committeeLearn more
Preparing for the next public health emergency
Reauthorize Pandemic All-Hazard Preparedness Act (PAHPA)Learn more