CHCANYS condemns the Trump Administration’s directive to restrict use of certain words by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and promote a political agenda over the health of the nation. This action undermines public health, censors science, and disenfranchises vulnerable populations. If our government turns away from public health, all citizens are at risk from the spread of diseases, threats to the environment, and degradation of basic infrastructure such as drinking water. Access to preventive health care services is fundamental to protecting every member of our society. We urge the Administration to reverse this damaging, ideologic thinking, and we call on Congress and our citizenry to strongly oppose efforts to favor ideology over science and demand public health protections for all.