AUCD Public Health Team Participates in the Coalition for Health Funding Public Health Fair on Capitol Hill

July 25, 2016

The AUCD Public Health team participated in the Coalition for Health Funding Publiic Health Fair on July 13, 2016 on Capitol Hill. The team highlighted AUCD's public health portfolio as well as the new "Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies."  Other public health organizations in attendance included the U.S. Public Health Service, SAMHSA, APHA, NACCHO, AMCHP, and others.


An opening speech was given by the co-chairs of the Congressional Public Health Caucus founders Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Gene Green (D-TX).  The purpose of the bipartisan Congressional Public Health Caucus is to support federal policies that result in improved overall health for the people of this Nation, thereby enabling our country and its people to realize their full potential. Only Members of Congress can join the Caucus. COA members, using personal time and resources, should encourage their Representative to join. More information is available here


Established in 1970, the Coalition for Health Funding is the oldest and largest nonprofit alliance working to preserve and strengthen public health and health research investments in the best interest of all Americans. Our member organizations together represent more than 100 million patients, health care providers, public health professionals, and scientists. For more information, please visit