We have the largest economy on the planet. Yet 2 million Americans do not have running water and over one-fifth of Americans have drinking water that violates federal health standards. From my time working in collaboration with HUD, EPA, CDC and the Department of Energy, I have confronted endemic health issues in our community and worked to create consensus and change on a variety of pressing public health problems.
What Needs To Be Done?
1. Manage Public Health and Environmental Risks To Prevent Future Crises
As Congresswoman, I will fight for Americans affected by environmental disasters and invest in climate chaos adaptation to improve our resilience against natural disasters.
2. Address the Mental Health of Our Nation
As Congresswoman, I will promote the importance of mental health, and prioritize mental health in medical checkups and school curriculums. This is especially important in relation to Nebraska veterans’ mental health.
3. Strengthen Community Health
As Congresswoman, I will advocate for utilizing a public health lens in all aspects of community development. We must address the STI crisis in our district, by working with the Women's Fund of Omaha, Health Departments, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC).