Public Health Under Threat: An Examination Of State Laws Protecting Public Health Officials From Harassment

This webinar shares results from a national survey on criminal statutes that protect public health officials, analyzes burnout and employee turnover, and discusses commons concerns of officials during COVID-19.

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Public Health Authority

The authority to act to protect and promote the public's health has emerged over the course of our Nation’s history, and has enabled many of modern public health’s greatest achievements. Today, public health agencies use their authority to promote health, prevent the spread of infectious disease, protect against environmental hazards, advance equity and assure local public health infrastructure and health services. During declared emergencies, state and federal authorities have broader powers to act to assist governments, suspend or modify legal requirements, pass and enforce law and expend funds for the health, safety and welfare of society. Recently, some states have moved to limit public health powers. Such efforts pose a mounting challenge for public health’s response to COVID-19 and future threats.

Supporting Public Health and Frontline Workers

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