The public health workforce is responsible for a long list of duties that safeguard communities from disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies. So 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.