Since the onset of the pandemic, scientists and public health professionals have been subjected to threats and other attacks as a result of their efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 with public health interventions and information. In this webinar, leading U.S. public health experts will discuss the implications of these attacks, for targeted individuals and for society, and possibilities for addressing them.
US Adults’ Beliefs About Harassing or Threatening Public Health Officials During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Researchers examined the factors that shape US adults' beliefs regarding whether harassment or threats against public health officials was justified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the article and associated coverage here.
Pandemic-Related Workplace Violence and Its Impact on Public Health Officials, March 2020‒January 2021
JHU researchers documented harassment, threats, and departures of public health officials from March 2020 to January 2021. Read the article and associated media mentions here.
Symptoms of Mental Health Conditions and Suicidal Ideation Among State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Workers — United States, March 14–25, 2022
A 2022 survey of U.S. public health workers suggests the need for organizational changes to support worker mental health and reduce stress and burnout.
This brief discusses results from the PH WINS 2021 survey of the U.S. public health workforce that revealed high levels of stress, burnout and intent to leave.
This commentary by Michael R. Fraser, ASTHO Executive Director, highlights the threat that harassment of health officials poses to public health.
This legislative overview spotlights 2022 legislative trends related to the public health workforce.
50 State Survey: Threats and Interfering with Government Operations – Legal Protections for Public Health Officials
Explore existing legal protections to protect public health officials from threats and interference with government operations.