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BPC Calls on Policymakers to Build a Modern Public Health System


BPC and nine of the nation’s top public health associations and foundations issued a five-year roadmap for state and local elected officials and public health leaders to build a more equitable, robust, and sustainable public health system.


On December 2, 2021, the Bipartisan Policy Center released its report, “Public Health Forward: Modernizing the U.S. Public Health System.” The report is the culmination of a year’s work of work among a coalition of national organizations that defines a vision for health in the 21st century and provides a practical, prioritized, bipartisan set of actions for policymakers and public health officials to guide strategic investments and decision-making to achieve this vision. These actions are informed by evidence, build on previous consensus frameworks and objectives, and represent work by national thought leaders that has the support of public health practitioners across the country. You can find the report here: