The commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, Dr. Julie Morita, MD, recently penned an op-ed in defense of the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) – and its role in supporting vaccinations – as a critical component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As Dr. Morita highlights, “This fund directs federal dollars to state and local public health agencies to conduct vital prevention initiatives ranging from preventing lead poisoning in homes, to detecting and controlling infectious disease outbreaks before they can spread.”
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