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New Report on Proposed Limits on Public Health Authority

Network NewsEmergency Legal Preparedness and ResponseLegislation and Legal ChallengesPublic Health Authority

May 24, 2021

At least 15 state legislatures have passed or are considering measures to limit severely the legal authority of public health agencies to protect the public from serious illness, injury, and death. This new report released by the Network and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), provides an overview of public health authority and its important role in protecting the health of communities, as well as examples of specific laws that would limit public health authority.

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Our Statement on Violence Against Asian Communities and Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Network NewsCOVID-19 and Health Equity

March 22, 2021

The rise in anti-Asian sentiment is closely intertwined with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the xenophobic language used by some government leaders has further fueled discrimination and hate crimes against Asian communities in America. The violent, physical attacks on people of Asian descent around the country, and the horrific shootings in Atlanta — which the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and many other communities believe was racially motivated — are glaring examples of why racism is a public health crisis.

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