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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

On November 5, the President sent a $6 billion emergency funding request to Congress to address the Ebola outbreak. The request recognizes the need for a strong public health system in the United States, including support for local health departments. Learn more and take action today.

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Take Action to Support Public Health Funding

Congress is in the process of putting together bills to provide funding for the next fiscal year, which starts October 1. These bills support public health programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies that fund local health department services and activities. Take action to educate Members of Congress about programs like emergency preparedness, food safety and immunizations at CDC. More »

Public Health Logo

LHDs can make themselves more visible and recognizable to external audiences—policymakers, the media, and the public—through communications, marketing, and branding. Critical to these fundamental concepts are the strategies, tactics, messages, and supporting visual elements, which can all be found here.

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