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Commentary: Public health issues call for significant investment

CalMatters, March 3, 2022 (Guest commentary)

March 3, 2022

Commentary: Public health issues call for significant investment

David Souleles, UCI director of the COVID-19 Response Team and the Master in Public Health Program and Practice writes, “Public health has historically struggled with three key issues: being understaffed, underfunded and misunderstood. The pandemic has claimed nearly a million American lives – a devastating, but preventable loss had public health agencies been better equipped with the appropriate resources, staff and infrastructure.”