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ADA, Others Ask Congress For $4.5B Investment In Public Health Infrastructure

The ADA News (7/13, Solana) reports that as Congress “considers new legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” more than 250 organizations, including the ADA, are asking lawmakers to include “a significant, long-term investment in the public health infrastructure.” In a July 2 letter to congressional leaders, the group recommended “$4.5 billion in additional annual funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with state, local, tribal and territorial core public health infrastructure.” The group wrote, “This investment is critical to support the public health system as it rebuilds from the COVID-19 response, but also to strengthen it before the next pandemic hits and avoid the loss of life and social and economic disruption we are facing today.”

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