The City allocates only 1% of its budget to the Public Health Department. We must increase funding immediately to ensure we can recover from this health crisis and keep residents safe and healthy. We must develop coordinated strategies to quickly distribute vaccines, accelerate lead testing and increase access to healthy food to close food deserts.
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• Increase funding for the Public Health Department and hire experts in public health response to help us recover from this health crisis.
• Coordinate vaccine outreach to address vaccine hesitancy and increase distribution to protect our residents and their loved ones from COVID-19.
• Accelerate lead testing and remediation. We must move faster on testing and remove lead paint and pipes that poison our children.
• Leverage the Opportunity Corridor as a food manufactuing hub to address food deserts and insecurity.