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While much has been written regarding what needs to be done to strengthen public health for future preparedness and public safety, little attention has been paid to how to get it done in increasingly politically charged environments.
We at Milbank recently convened 30 state and local elected and public health officials to learn from their experience in making the case for strengthening state and local public health infrastructure, and discuss Politics and the Public Health Workforce: Lessons Suggested from a Five-State Study, a Commonwealth Fund-supported study published in The Milbank Quarterly. While not minimizing the role of federal funding and infrastructure, this convening focused on authority and funding under state or local control.
Based on the input of these leaders, we propose a “Top 10 List” of ways to build bipartisan support for state and local public health. Many of these takeaways can be applied to other population health priorities as well.
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