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As Pandemic Enters Third Year, Public Health Workers Are Suffering High Levels of Mental Distress

“Our nation’s safety is eroding beneath us because our public health workforce isn’t well,” said Brian Castrucci, president and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation.

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Video: We Stand with Public Health

Now more than ever, the United States needs a strong public health system. This is the moment for all to come together to appreciate the critical work of public health.

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Local health officials report threats, vandalism and harassment during the pandemic, study finds

Local health officials handling the day-to-day response to the coronavirus crisis have faced hostility like never before, according to a new study of 1,499 episodes of harassment during the first year of the pandemic.

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New York Times: Public Health Protection from Abuse

The Justice Department must help protect public health officials across the country who have been threatened with violence and harassment during the pandemic, a group representing nearly 3,000 local health departments said.

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Special Webcast: We Stand with Public Health

They came to public health committed to save lives. They are leaving in the wake of attacks, harassment, and even death threats. More than 180 state and local public health officials have left their jobs in less than a year....

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