Congress should allocate sufficient funds to support and maintain a robust public health infrastructure and population health.
Smoking is one of the leading causes of death among smokers and the dangers to the health of secondhand smokers – those who live and work in close proximity to s
One indicator of smart fiscal practices is maintaining balance between spending and revenues. Occasionally deficits may be necessary.
States should simplify estate planning. This includes allowing the use of electronic wills or trusts to govern the distribution of property at death.
Travel should be safe, including during declared public health crises.
Federal and state governments should encourage coverage and payment of telehealth services for eligible beneficiaries to improve access and the quality of
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers.
Policymakers and health care administrators must conduct adequate emergency preparedness planning to avoid scarcity of medical equipment, supplies, and personnel
Policymakers should collaborate to identify, develop, fund, and implement timely, effective response plans for national, state, and local public health crises.
Health care providers and individuals should be educated about behavioral risk factors for contracting and spreading serious communicable diseases.