Infectious disease outbreaks can strike any community. Local and state health officials have the legal authority and responsibility to ensure and protect the health and safety of their residents. this means that public health practitioners work each day on prevention. When an outbreak does occur, our members are on the front lines to identify its source, slow the spread of new infections, and ensure appropriate access to care.
Big Cities Health Coalition Applauds U.S. Senate for Passing Zika Funding Package
The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) today called on Congress to pass the President’s $1.8 billion emergency funding request designed to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus.