Making safe drinking water “readily available to all students, regardless of family income or school location” is one of several recommendations for drinking water policy made in Trust for America’s Health recently released Blueprint for a Healthier America 2016: Policy Priorities for the Next Administration and Congress.
The report also discusses the urgent need for a robust environmental health system and cites the Flint, MI water crisis as just one example of widespread threats to the health of low-income and minority communities across the country, and the need for a strong and equitable system.
In order to support the “uncomplicated” right to environmental health that everyone in the US deserves, the report recommends:
Enabling federal, state, local, and tribal governments to focus on prevention
Building a health system with a proper workforce that can track disease outcomes and exposures
Implementing real-life solutions based on research
Click here to read the full report. Trust for America’s Health is a non-profit based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to protecting the health of every community and making disease prevention a national priority.