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Public Health Challenges in Our Nation's Capital


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This hearing reviewed the major public health threats facing the District of Columbia, including an HIV/AIDS epidemic, kidney disease, and unsafe drinking water. The Subcommittee reviewed steps the Mayor has taken to address these risks, such as creating the HIV/AIDS Administration and the Community Health Administration. In particular, the hearing examined the District’s outreach initiatives and the progress it has made toward curbing its chronic health epidemics.

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Panel 1