Tag: Public Health

CDC To Fund 650 Health Experts To Help States Trace, Stop COVID-19

April 23, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

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Last modified April 24, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is funding 650 health workers at state health departments to supplement more than 600 CDC staff already in place, according to director Dr. Robert Redfield.

Reopening Could Require Thousands More Public Health Workers

April 19, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

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Last modified April 20, 2020

Associated Press–Before stay-at-home orders are lifted, the nation’s public health agencies want to be ready to douse any new sparks of coronavirus infection — a task they say could require tens of thousands more investigators to call people who test positive, track down their contacts and get them into quarantine.

No Longer Invisible: The Critical Role of Local Health Departments In Responding to COVID-19

April 17, 2020 by Claire

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Last modified April 18, 2020

years of budget cuts and underinvestment in public health have made it challenging for LHDs to maintain these foundational capabilities—let alone have the surge capacity to address the COVID-19 crisis.