ASTHO: Preparing for the Next Public Health Crisis

Staff from ASTHO and Thomas Dobbs, the former Mississippi state health officer, have co-authored a commentary in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice on preparing for the next pandemic or public health crisis. The commentary describes how COVID-19 and other recent crises have highlighted the importance of accurate communication, depoliticizing public health, securing funding, and implementing policy solutions to prepare for future outbreaks. Additionally, the piece addresses how health equity and community engagement will be crucial for effective pandemic responses.

Read the full article from ASTHO.