Preserving the ACA & PPHF to Protect Public Health

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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About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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