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Legislative Resources and Information

In the Spotlight
US Capitol Building

NACCHO's Congressional Action Network (CAN) page provides online resources and information about how to influence your legislators. You can also sign up for the CAN to receive regular e-mail alerts. More »

NACCHO Engage Site
NACCHO's Engage site has all the information you need to engage and educate Members of Congress about the importance of local health departments. 

You can find:  

  • Public Health Advocacy Guide 
  • Contact information for Members of Congress and their staff, in DC and back home 
  • Sample fact sheets, letters and how to videos


Legislative and Policy Agenda
In November 2015, NACCHO's Board of Directors approved the 2016 Federal Legislative and Policy Agenda.

Priority issues include: 

  • A balanced approach to deficit reduction, including spending cuts and revenue, and an end to sequestration
  • FY2016 and FY2017 budget and appropriations for programs within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration, Health Resources and Services Administration and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response which strengthen local health department performance
  • Continuation at authorized levels of the Prevention and Public Health Fund
  • Infrastructure and policies that support local health department capacity (workforce and technology) to participate in health data exchange with health care and human service providers
  • Implementation of Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act
  • Support for local health department involvement in implementation of the Affordable Care Act
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