Campaign for Public Health
Advocates for Disease Control and Prevention
Between 2004 and 2011, the Campaign for Public Health (CPH) acted as a 501(c)(4) advocacy nonprofit, exclusively lobbying Congress and Administration officials for greater funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Even in its early days, CPH found it necessary to take on several educational programs to help resolve a troubling issue: legislators, congressional staff and committee staff in Congress had a very limited or extremely issue-focused understanding of our nation’s disease control and prevention efforts. Many in the business community also failed to see the value CDC provided the private sector and few media outlets gave public health the coverage it deserved.
CPH leadership agreed that a greater focus on the education of policy makers was necessary. By late 2008, educational efforts comprised more than half of CPH’s work. These programs included; leading congressional staff and members of Congress on tours of the CDC in Atlanta, regularly publishing analyses of the CDC’s budget, organizing dozens of educational briefings on Capitol Hill and producing informative advertisements, fact sheets and fliers. We have kept that work archived on this site for those interested in our past advocacy and educational efforts.
CPH leadership and staff set out to establish a separate organization to assume control of our non-advocacy educational efforts. In February of 2009, The Campaign for Public Health Foundation was founded in Washington DC and received it’s charitable 501(c)(3) tax status in August of that year. The CPH Foundation is working to educate the public, the media, policy makers and others about the important role public health plays in our nation’s health system.
To talk with a staff member, please call us at 202 898 9060.
Phone: (202) 898-9060
P.O. Box 15305
Washington, DC 20003