Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

Politics Spread COVID: Developing a Public Health Response

Cheatham, M., Hancher-Rauch, H., Brookins-Fisher, J., Blavos, A., Thompson, A.

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This brief identifies political trends in America that contributed to an undermining of public health expertise during the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers solutions for addressing these trends, including greater advocacy engagement, social media regulation, and promotion of workers rights. It specifically calls upon large public health coalitions including NACCHO, ASTHO, and APHA, to engage in this work.

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