Building Resilient, Equitable, and Healthy Communities Post Pandemic and Always: Recommendations for the Next Administration and 117th Congress [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "The nation's urban local health departments are critical to building a healthier, safer, and more secure nation. Metropolitan areas are now home to almost 84% of Americans, and BCHC [Big Cities Health Coalition] member health departments serve nearly 62 million or 1 in 5 Americans. At their best, these health departments positively impact entire populations and create an environment in which the healthy, safe option is the default option. [...] In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, it has never been more important to make public health decisions based on science and data. Elected leaders need to be transparent and refrain from undermining or politicizing science and data. Inconsistent messaging and a top-down approach have been harmful to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] response. All levels of government must work together to present a unified front to the American people."
Big Cities Health Coalition
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