An April 28 Al Jazeera news update quotes Susan Michaels-Strasser, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, ICAP’s senior director of human resources for health (HRH) development, on missed opportunities to strengthen the U.S. public health system that could have greatly lessened the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“There were numerous missed opportunities in the long term investing of public health. The budgets for public health have been significantly decreased over the years and this whittling away of our public health system has really weakened our ability to respond.”

Watch the news clip on Al Jazeera

Read the latest ICAP updates on COVID-19 here

 

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