AUCD signed onto a Letter Stressing Important Work of Federal Public Health Agencies

February 27, 2017


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AUCD signed on to a letter urging President Trump to consider the importance of the work done by federal public health and biomedical research professionals as his administration develops new long-term federal hiring policies. The letter stresses the critical role that federal agencies such as HRSA play in ensuring that local service providers are able to respond effectively to public health outbreaks, natural disasters and other emergencies. It also references the immense responsibilities of both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The letter also notes the immense scale and importance of biomedical research performed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). All of these agencies fulfill truly unique and critical roles in ensuring public health and safety.