Press Releases

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Big City Health Officials Warn that Plans to Restrict Safety Net Benefits Would Endanger Public’s Health  December 11, 2018

Big Cities Health Coalition Thanks FDA for Further Restricting Flavored E-Cigarettes and Taking Important Step to Restrict Menthol in Traditional Tobacco Products November 15, 2018

New Report: More Disease Experts Needed in Communities Across the Country as Paralyzing Polio-Like Illness Among Children Confirmed in 22 States October19, 2018

Big City Health Officials to FDA: Restrict Flavors in E-Cigarettes October 12, 2018

Big Cities Health Coalition Applauds House Passage of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Spending Bill September 26, 2018

Big Cities Health Coalition Applauds Senate’s Passage of Labor Health and Human Services Spending Bill September 18, 2018

Big Cities Health Coalition Applauds Senate Passage of Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 September 17, 2018

Big Cities Health Coalition Applauds Congressional Support of Public Health, Urges HHS to Spend Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding as Intended March 24,2018

Big Cities Health Coalition Denounces Move to Fund CHIP with Prevention Fund December 22, 2017

Big Cities Health Coalition Denounces Latest U.S. House Effort to Cut Public Health Fund December 13, 2017

Big Cities Health Coalition Denounces Congressional Efforts to Cut Taxes at Expense of America’s Health November 16, 2017

Big Cities Health Coalition Disappointed by U.S. House Vote to Dismantle Public Health Fund – Urges Senate to Protect Prevention Dollars November 3, 2017

Big Cities Health Coalition Calls Opioid Commission Report “Missed Opportunity” to Save Lives November 1, 2017

Big Cities Health Coalition Denounces Latest Effort by U.S. House to Dismantle Public Health Fund in Affordable Care Act November 1, 2017

Big Cities Health Coalition Opposes Latest Version of Affordable Care Act Repeal, Graham-Cassidy Proposal Could be “Devastating” September 20, 2017

Big City Health Commissioners Denounce Trump Administration’s Early Cancellation of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Grants August 7, 2017

Big Cities Health Coalition Thanks U.S. Senate for Protecting Americans’ Health July 28, 2017

Big Cities Health Coalition Condemns Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” June 22, 2017

New York's First Lady Chirlane McCray Leads 155-City Coalition to Push President Trump, Congress to Protect Coverage for Mental Illness, Substance Misuse  May 24, 2017

President's Budget Threatens Public's Health May 23, 2017

Big Cities Health Coalition Statement on the 7th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act March 23, 2017

World Cancer Day, Wear Red Day Even More Vital This Year with Planned Repeal of Affordable Care Act February 2, 2017

Urban Health Officials Urge Trump Administration, Incoming Congress to Make Public Health a Top Priority December 6, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Highlights Urban HIV/AIDS Data to Mark World AIDS Day December 1, 2016

New Open Source Digital Data Platform Reveals the State of Public Health in America’s Largest Cities November 29, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Thanks Congress for Acting on Zika Virus September 29, 2016

Big City Health Officials from Across America Speak Out about Zika's Toll September 21,2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Condemns Lack of Congressional Action on Zika Virus July 14, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Welcomes Passage of Opioid Legislation by U.S. Senate July 13, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Welcomes Passage of Opioid Legislation by U.S. House of Representatives July 8, 2016

In Big Cities, Men Die of Opioid Overdoses More than Women June 28, 2016

Data Show Big City Teens Smoke Less May 31, 2016

California to Lose over 9 Percent of Public Health Emergency Funding During Historic Zika Outbreak May 23, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Applauds U.S. Senate for Passing Zika Funding Package May 17, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Applauds New FDA Regulations on E-Cigarettes, California's Passage of Tobacco 21 May 5, 2016

Experts Brief Congress on Raising Tobacco Sale Age to 21 to Save Lives and Cut Health Care Costs April 14, 2016

Public and Private Sector Experts to Brief Congress on Need to Raise Tobacco Sale Age to 21 April 1, 2016

Texas Loses 10 Percent of its Public Health Preparedness Funding as State Faces Historic Zika Outbreak March 31, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Applauds Senate for Passing CARA, But Says More Needed to Address Opioid Epidemic Across the Country March 10, 2016

Leaders of 12 Big City Health Departments Urge U.S. Senate to Pass CARA and TREAT Act to Address National Opioid Epidemic March 7, 2016

Big Cities Health Coalition Urges Congress to Pass Zika Emergency Funding February 23, 2016

Research Reveals Variations, Progress Among America's Big Cities on Heart Disease and Cancer Mortality February 4, 2016

New Report Highlights Progress in Urban Health November 18, 2015

Congratulations to Big Cities Health Coalition Members Recognized as National Leaders in Promoting Health June 9, 2015

Big Cities Health Coalition Urges Policymakers to Restore Public Health Funding: "Local Emergency Preparedness At Risk" April 28, 2015

Big Cities Health Coalition Adds Seven New Members; Now Impacts 1 in 6 Americans April 17, 2015

Big City Health Leaders in Measles Hot Spots Issue Plea to Parents: Please, Vaccinate Your Children February 26, 2015

Top City Health Officials Come to Capitol Hill with Dire Message on Opioid Addiction and Overdose September 16, 2014

Big Cities Health Coalition Weighs In On Smoldering E-Cigarettes Debate May 1, 2014