Log in

Vermont public health association

  • Home
  • Resources
  • Articles
  • APHA Nations Health: Already-strained US public health workforce grapples with COVID-19: Despite resource gaps, workers fight on

APHA Nations Health: Already-strained US public health workforce grapples with COVID-19: Despite resource gaps, workers fight on

1 Jun 2020 3:37 PM | Vermont Public Health Association (Administrator)

Already-strained US public health workforce grapples with COVID-19: Despite resource gaps, workers fight on

Kim Krisberg

The Nation's Health June 2020, 50 (4) 1-12;

For years, U.S. public health advocates sounded the alarm on funding declines, workforce shortages and health inequities, all in an attempt to prevent the stark consequences that unfolded this spring.

Months into the nation’s COVID-19 response, health agencies struggled with gaps in response and testing, while at the same time preparing their already-strained systems for the weeks and months ahead.

As local health agencies faced the worst public health emergency in a century, they were also bracing for serious workforce ramifications, both from the economic downturn and overwhelming response needs. Among those may be another round of recession-era staff losses, reported APHA member Lori Tremmel Freeman, MBA, CEO at the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

Read the full article here.

About the association

VtPHA is a membership organization which facilitates collaboration among people who care about public health and are interested in protecting and promoting the health of Vermont residents.

VtPHA is an Affiliate of the American Public Health Association (APHA). APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. They are the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health and a member community from all public health disciplines and over 40 countries. Learn more at www.apha.org.

Contacts

vtpublichealth@outlook.com
Vermont Public Health Association
P.O. Box 732
Burlington, VT 05402-0732

Copyright © 2018 Vermont Public Health Association. All rights reserved.
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software