Advocacy

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.

Dr. Raynard Washington sitting at a desk, speaking into a microphone, testifying before Congress

Press Release

BCHC Vice Chair urges Congress to reauthorize PAHPA

BCHC Vice Chair urges Congress to reauthorize PAHPA Watch clips from the hearing

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BCHC Outlines FY24 Public Health Policy & Funding Priorities

Download the brief BCHC Outlines FY24 Public Health Policy & Funding Priorities

FY24 Appropriations Priorities for the CDC

  • Epidemiology and Lab Capacity

    $720 Million

  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness Funding

    $1 Billion

  • Public Health Workforce and Infrastructure

    $1 Billion

  • Opioid Overdose Prevention and Surveillance

    $713 Million

  • Data Modernization Initiative

    $340 Million

  • Community and Youth Violence Prevention/Community Violence Initiative

    $285 Million

Public health suffers because when we make things better, we lose funding, as if you don’t need it again, but the core work needs to be maintained.

BCHC Alum Patty Hayes to Kresge Foundation
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