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 December 19, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that Karen DeSalvo, Health Commissioner of the New Orleans Health Department and NACCHO Board Member, had been chosen to be the next National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, starting in January. Congratulations to Dr. DeSalvo. More »
Tell Congress to Stop Cuts to LHDs
On March 1, automatic cuts to federal spending known as the sequester went into effect. The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be cut by approximately $350 million over the next six months. With two-thirds of CDC's funding going to state and local health departments and other community partners, cuts to communities could be as high as $230 million. More information is available here.
Your voice is needed to make the case for why these cuts are too extreme. Send a letter to your Representative and Senators today (NACCHO provides a sample letter to personalize with details from your community.) More »
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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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