Advocacy
Priorities

Serve as the trusted voice for local public health departments

Build capacity for population health and local public health departments

Improve public health policy

TACCHO March 1 US Capitol Hill Visits

 TACCHO members met in Washington, DC to visit with Texas Congressional policymakers and legislative staff. Members provided awareness on the impact of proposed federal funding cuts to public health programs and local public health departments (LHDs). LHDs use federal funds to provide, or augment, prevention, treatment and control services for:

  • Core public health functions of assessment of health risks, policy development and assurance that prevention, treatment and control services are available in the community
  • Infectious diseases (TB, HIV/STDs, flu)
  • Chronic diseases (heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes)
  • Emerging diseases (Zika, Ebola)
  • Injury prevention (bicycle helmets, car seats)