Act for Public Health is a working group of the Public Health Law Partnership that provides law and policy research, analysis, and expertise in support of public health authority.
Public health departments do a lot to keep people safe from man-made crises, natural disasters, and outbreaks of disease. But as communities continue to grapple with COVID-19, more than half of US states have passed legislation that will undermine public health now and in the future.
This ongoing backlash against public health authority is a serious problem that prevents public health officials from doing their job. These enacted and proposed laws will certainly harm Americans and increase health inequities.
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