After a brief hiatus, the CPH Foundation is back! We’ve been working with partners both old and new throughout the public health community, as well as our friends at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and we’re ready to pick up the fight to protect public health funding once again!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized globally for disease outbreak prevention efforts, disaster preparedness and response work, research and immunization efforts, and on-the-ground operations that protect the public from injuries and illness.
More than 70 percent of the CDC’s budget is redirected back to local prevention experts in our communities. This is the funding that helps to strengthen the local public health infrastructure needed to keep you and your family safe during outbreaks of salmonella, influenza pandemics, or even the recent Ebola crisis.
Given all that CDC and its local partners do to protect and defend our population – not to mention the efforts to prevent Americans from entering the ever-more costly health care system – the threat of additional CDC budget cuts is more troubling than ever.
As families, businesses, and governments alike struggle to corral the unsustainable growth in health care expenses, we must address the fact that more than 70 percent of these costs are attributed to preventable health conditions.
This is not a time to further degrade the CDC’s budget and our state and local prevention efforts. Together with our partners, the CPH Foundation works to encourage Congress and policymakers to protect and strengthen our nation’s disease control and prevention infrastructure. Join us.
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