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Challenges and Opportunities for Strengthening the US Public Health Infrastructure: Findings From the Scan of the Literature

June 16, 2021

The US public health system’s infrastructure serves as the foundation for planning, delivering, evaluating, and improving public health.

Public health services depend on basic infrastructure such as up-to-date information systems, health professionals who are competent in crosscutting and technical skills, and public health organizations with the capacity to assess and respond to community health needs.

The Environmental Scan was completed to better understand current weaknesses and challenges that are impacting the US public health system’s infrastructure and to identify opportunities for addressing these issues.

Focus Areas:
  • Evidence to Action
  • Performance & Quality Improvement

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