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Last December, the de Beaumont Foundation joined the Bipartisan Policy Center and eight leading public health organizations to release Public Health Forward: Modernizing the U.S. Public Health System, a five-year roadmap for public health. The report offered detailed recommendations for policymakers and public health leaders, shaped by a bipartisan task force of current and former elected officials as well as leaders in the nonprofit, public health, and health care spaces. 

Today, a new implementation guide featuring 10 state and local health departments aims to bring those recommendations one step closer to reality: to share real-world experiences, stepwise guidance, useful details, and lessons learned by practitioners across the country who have already put them into practice. This interactive resource includes: 

  1. Building Accountability for Public Health Investments – Washington Foundational Public Health Services Steering Committee 
  2. Nothing about us without us: Compensating Community Members – Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
  3. Making Decisions Jointly with the Community – Health Improvement Collaborative of Southeastern Connecticut
  4. Modernizing the Workforce – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, KS
  5. Partnering for Timely, Accurate, and Complete Data – Utah Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Collecting Data to Address Health Inequities – Louisiana Department of Health
  7. Establishing Strong, Cross-Sector Collaborations – Chatham County Health Department, NC
  8. Building a Diverse Public Health Workforce Pipeline – New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, NY
  9. Sharing Services to Meet Public Health Needs – San Joaquin Valley Public Health Consortium, CA
  10. Keeping People Informed During Public Health Crises – Platte County Health Department, Missouri 

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