Big Cities Health Coalition
The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 55 million people they serve. Together, these public health officials directly affect the health and well-being of one in six Americans. The BCHC is a project of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). NACCHO represents the nation’s 2,800 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org. Posts in this series are published with permission from BCHC and originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog. Please visit Big Cities Health Coalition and the Front Lines Blog for more information about the work they’re doing to improve population health.
Read all columns in this series:
- Now Is the Time to Tell Policymakers that Trauma Matters to Our Health
- New Report: Shortage of “Disease Detectives” in Local Health Departments Puts Cities at Risk
- Let Schools Be Places for Learning—Not “JUULing”
- Child Development-Community Policing: How One Local Health Department Joins Local Police on the Front Line in the War on ACEs