Released in June 2022 by The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a National Public Health System, Meeting America’s Public Health Challenge focuses on steps needed to build a national public health system, and includes recommendations for the CDC and other federal agencies. It outlines four main areas for improvement.
- The federal government should lead a strong and capable national public health system,
- Congress should provide stable support matched with expectations for states, localities, tribes, and territories to protect the health of their populations,
- The health care system should work closely with public health agencies in normal times and during emergencies
- Public health agencies should work to earn the public’s trust. These focus areas are further broken down into specific, achievable, and actionable recommendations.
Meeting America’s Public Health Challenge was developed by the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a National Public Health System and supported by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, George Washington University, and many other partners at the local, state, and federal levels.
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