“COVID-19 has catalyzed action and highlighted the costs of the nation’s crumbling public health infrastructure—for both health and economic well-being. From the increases in infectious disease and biological threats, to the growing impact of climate change on health, to the continued burden of chronic disease, now is the time to fully invest in sustainable public health infrastructure so that these threats to lives and livelihoods can be truly addressed.” – How Investing in Public Health Will Strengthen America’s Health
How Investing in Public Health Will Strengthen America’s Health, released in May 2022 by the Center for American Progress, considers the impacts of underinvestment in public health, and how better funding can bolster the public health workforce, data, technology, and infrastructure to meet existing needs and future threats. The report outlines the need for improved, sustainable, and reliable funding for public health in order to strengthen health, and posits specific recommendations to build a strong a responsive public health system comprising funding, preparedness, data, workforce, communications, standardization, and international risk categories.
The report calls on leaders in public health, community members, and advocates to take a stand and demand increased funding at all levels. Learn more at https://www.americanprogress.org/article/how-investing-in-public-health-will-strengthen-americas-health/.
How Investing in Public Health will Strengthen America’s Health was developed by the Center for American Progress and supported by many champions of public health including many cross-sector partners.
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