KHN's 'What the Health?': The Future of Public Health

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The covid pandemic has spotlighted the often-unseen role of public health in Americans' daily lives. And the picture has not all been pretty. What is public health and why is it so important — and …
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The covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on public health, a key part of the health care system that usually operates in the background. Public health has, over the past century, helped ensure that Americans have clean water to drink, untainted food to eat and vaccines that have helped obliterate once-common deadly diseases.

But like other issues related to the pandemic, public health has become politicized and controversial, leading some public health officials to quit or retire. Some even have been physically threatened just for doing their jobs, trying to keep…
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