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Strengthening Public Health Authority is Critical to a Healthy, Equitable Future

Jun 3, 2022, 1:45 PM, Posted by Monica Hobbs Vinluan, Sarah de Guia

What happens when elected officials use preemption to usurp public health authority, and what can be done about it?

Strengthening Public Health illustration.

This post is the second in a blog series that explores how preemption has served as a double-edged sword in either supporting or undermining efforts to advance health equity. We explore how some states have limited public health authority and what must be done to rebuild a public health infrastructure that centers equity.

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