Local Public Health Suffering as Budgets, Staff Depleted

The public health workforce is responsible for a long list of duties that safeguard communities from disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies. But what happens when that workforce is weakened by staff and budget cuts? For many local health departments and public health agencies across the nation, this lack of resources is troublesome.

Check out this article to find out how the depletion of personnel and resources is affecting public health operations in Maine. For a broader look into how public health cuts affect local preparedness, check out the findings from NACCHO’s 2015 Preparedness Profile Assessment.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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