Fortifying Public Health from the Ground Up

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Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, the public health system was grappling with chronically strained budgets, a shrinking workforce, and archaic data systems. Now, in the midst of crisis, public health officials also are confronting unprecedented politicization of their work, including personal threats and new laws that undermine their ability to make and enforce local rules. In this discussion, a diverse panel of local and state health officials share insights on the forces that have brought public health to the brink—and how best to rebuild for the future.

Celine Gounder
Senior Fellow and Editor-at-Large for Public Health, Kaiser Health News

Howard Koh
Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School

Mary Bassett
Health Commissioner, New York

Thomas Dobbs
State Health Officer, Mississippi

Barbara Ferrer
Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Norman Oliver
Former State Health Commissioner, Virginia

Mysheika Roberts
Health Commissioner, Columbus, Ohio

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Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.

Keywords: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,HSPH,Public Health,Harvard

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