Elections Have Consequences

In the midst of the recent election campaigns, our members and our nation came face-to-face with a public health crisis when the much-feared Ebola virus arrived in the U.S. The responses of elected officials and public health agencies to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and the handful of cases in the U.S., remind us that elections have consequences. The people we elect into office and how we fund essential public services make a crucial difference when our communities face disease outbreaks and natural disasters.