John T. Monahan is a Senior Advisor for Global Initiatives to Georgetown University’s President John J. DeGioia and a Senior Fellow at its McCourt School of Public Policy. In this role, Monahan develops and advances university-wide initiatives in global health and related areas; teaches global health courses in the schools of foreign service, law, and nursing; and co-chairs the Lancet-Georgetown Commission on Global Health and Law. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Advisory Committee of the Fogarty International Center at NIH.

Monahan has held senior leadership roles in government, diplomacy, politics, philanthropy and academia, including the United State Department of Health and Human Services, Department of State, Capitol Hill, Clinton-Gore campaign, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He has focused on the challenges of managing complex health, social service, and development issues and programs affecting low-income and vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad.

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A Public Health Framework for Implementing Economic and Social Supports

Law & Policy InsightsCOVID-19Emergency Legal Preparedness and ResponseEconomic Stability

April 2, 2020
by John T. Monahan

The $2 trillion-plus Coronavirus response law, along with two other pandemic-related funding bills earlier this month, provide for a vast array of new federally-funded programs and policies aimed at helping individuals and families battered by a global pandemic and harmed by the economic downturn precipitated by our broad-based public health response. An overarching public health framework can guide the shared work of federal, state and local agencies to implement these new policies and programs.

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