Disease Prevention and Public Health

Elected Officials Should Listen to Public Health Professionals

In thinking about threats to your health, how important is it that elected officials at all levels listen to advice from public health professionals?


Source: A Research!America poll of U.S. adults conducted in partnership with Zogby Analytics in January 2021. 

Prevention & Public Health

Prevention and public health research helps Americans live longer, healthier, more productive lives.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. Despite increasing threats to public health such as rising obesity and diabetes rates, avian flu and bioterrorism, funding for core prevention and health protection programs at CDC has been flat. Research!America surveys show that Americans think investment in the CDC and prevention and public health research should be increased.

Visit Research!America's CDC page and learn more about why federal investment in the CDC is important. 

Policy Contacts

If concerted, long-term investments in research are not made, America will lose an entire generation of young scientists.
Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana