Essential Public Health Services

Strengthening the ability of state and local health departments to provide essential services such as communicable disease control and food safety

  • Support state funding for core Department of Public Health infrastructure for regulatory, inspectional, lab, and data services
  • Establish legislative study commission to develop recommendations on local public health funding and regionalization (Strengthening Local and Regional Public Health Fact Sheet – S2296)
  • Pass legislation to protect volunteers working under the direction of local health authorities
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