NACCHO’s Recommendations to the Federal Government

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) shared recommendations to the incoming Trump Administration and the 115th U.S. Congress to protect and improve health and well-being in the nation’s communities. These recommendations provide Congress and the Administration with a list of essential, short-term priorities to improve local infrastructure as well as promote the longer-term success of healthy and thriving communities by strengthening national capacities in disease prevention and public health.

NACCHO’s four overarching goals with respect to national health policy are the following:

  1. Strengthen and modernize the governmental public health system, so that federal public health agencies and state and local governmental public health departments work effectively together.
  1. Prepare and quickly respond to ever-present public health emergencies and threats by ensuring robust and sustained funding for public health emergency preparedness activities as well as surge funding to support an immediate response.
  1. Transition the health care system to focus on population health improvement that results in optimal health for all residents and moves the United States towards being the healthiest nation.
  1. Improve health for all Americans by recognizing and acting on the knowledge that many of the factors that influence health status are outside the traditional health care system.

NACCHO’s recommendations can be found here.