Beyond Emergency Funding: Sustaining Public Health Funding in the Post-COVID Landscape


June 22, 2022 • Webinar

With Congress having spent billions of dollars fighting COVID-19 since early 2020, why should we increase annual funding for public health when we have so many other competing priorities?

TFAH and the Coalition for Health Funding convened experts in public health policy and funding to clearly explain the need for robust, sustainable public health funding and how it must be considered separately from the COVID-19 emergency.




  • J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE
    Dr. J. Nadine Gracia is the President and CEO of TFAH, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public health policy, research and advocacy organization that promotes optimal health for every person and community.
  • Lisa Macon Harrison, MPH
    Lisa Macon Harrison, local health director in Granville and Vance Counties in North Carolina, has worked at the intersection of public health research and practice in North Carolina since 1995.
  • Michael Fraser
    Dr. Michael Fraser serves as the CEO of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).


  • Mila Becker, JD
    Mila Becker serves as the President of the Coalition for Health Funding, the oldest and largest nonprofit alliance working to preserve and strengthen public health investments in the best interest of all Americans.