Doctor and Public Health Leader Matt Longjohn comments on the Government Shutdown

Doctor and Public Health Leader Matt Longjohn comments on the Government Shutdown

Matt Longjohn comments on the Government Shutdown 

Portage, MI – Today, Dr. Matt Longjohn, a public health leader and the former National Health Officer for the YMCA, commented on the government shut down.

“We expect the people we send to Washington to do their jobs and they have failed at the most basic task-keeping the government open.  The failure on the part of Fred Upton, Donald Trump and Washington Republicans to keep the government open shows we need new leadership in Washington that can accomplish something, not just have incompetence and gridlock”, said Longjohn. 

More Information about Dr. Matt Longjohn 

Dr. Longjohn has spent his entire career creating and running large community health programs that have improved the lives of millions of children, families, and seniors. Most recently, Matt served as the National Health Officer for the YMCA, one of the nation’s oldest and largest charities. He was the first physician leader in the Y’s 170-year history and ran community health programs to improve health, reduce costs and create jobs. One of these programs decreased new cases of diabetes by up to 71% and will save Medicare $1.9 billion over ten years by employing thousands of community health workers to help their neighbors live their healthier lives. He and his team supported local community work in Augusta, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, and 250 other cities across the nation, positively impacting 73 million people.

Matt has spent his entire career creating and running large community health programs that have improved the lives of millions of children, families, and seniors. Most recently, Matt served as the National Health Officer for the YMCA, one of the nation’s oldest and largest charities. He was the first physician leader in the Y’s 170-year history and ran community health programs to improve health, reduce costs and create jobs. One of these programs reduced new cases of diabetes by up to 71% and will save Medicare $1.9 billion over ten years by employing thousands of community health workers to help their neighbors live their healthier lives. He and his team supported local community work in Augusta, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, and 250 other cities across the nation, positively impacting 73 million people.

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