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Public Health Advocacy


NACCHO informs policymakers of the critical role local health departments play in keeping our communities healthy and safe. 

As the national voice for local health departments, NACCHO:

In the Spotlight

US Capitol BuildingThe House and Senate Appropriations Committees have set out their budget priorities for the next fiscal year, starting October 1. Learn how the appropriations process for CDC and other agencies is moving forward. More »

Sign on to support funding for Medical Reserve Corps

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was established after 9/11 as a way for medical, public health, and other volunteers to address local health and preparedness needs. These highly skilled volunteers include doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and other community members. Two-thirds of MRC units are coordinated by local health departments. MRC volunteers provide an important community service, both filling gaps in routine health services and responding in emergency situations. The FY2016 House Labor, HHS appropriations bill cuts the MRC by one third and the Senate bill cuts the program by half.

NACCHO has drafted letters calling on Congress and the White House to continue funding for the MRC program. Associations are invited to sign on to these letters.

2015 Legislative and Policy Agenda

The Board of Directors passed NACCHO's Federal Legislative and Policy Agenda for 2015 in November 2014.

Review NACCHO's 2015 priorities.

Get Heard on Capitol Hill