PETITION: Help Increase Funding to State and Local Health Agencies!
We need your help! Sign our petition to help increase funding to state and local health agencies
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Since 2008, local public health departments have let 60,000 employees go, amounting to a 25% drop in their workforce.
But there is a way to stop this in the future.
We need the federal government to make it easier for states to draw resources to increase funding to state and local health agencies. Especially because our federated system is in large part responsible for responding to public health crises. With easier access, states likely could have bolstered the work force and supplies to help combat the virus.
We need to be prepared for a public health crisis and COVID-19 has shown that our system is broken.