Public Policy and Advocacy Toolkit

Comprehensive policies are necessary to drive an effective, equitable US pandemic response that saves lives and strengthens health systems for the future. We must advocate for policies that move the needle in this direction.

Public Health Workforce Development

An effective public health response to COVID-19 relies on a representative, well-trained and professionalized workforce. We must commit to rapidly and thoughtfully expanding the public health workforce in the United States in response to this pandemic with an eye toward building stronger public health infrastructure for the future.

Policies and memo
Public Health Workforce White Paper
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Technical brief
COVID is The Sprint; Equity is The Marathon
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Policies and memo
Recommendations for the Implementation of Sections of the American Rescue Plan Act
Monday, March 1, 2021
Policies and memo
Public Health Job Corps Memo
Friday, January 22, 2021
Policies and memo
Public Health Jobs Now
Monday, January 4, 2021
Tools and protocols
PIH Contact Tracing Workforce Modeling Tool
Friday, July 31, 2020

Focus Populations

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed huge gaps in the US public health and health care systems and highlighted the negative effects of hundreds of years of structural inequities and systemic racism. In particular, this pandemic has disproportionately impacted low-income, migrant, Indigenous, incarcerated communities, and communities of color. Programs and policies should create a preferential option for these groups.

Revolving Doors: Stopping COVID-19 in Prisons, Jails, and Their Surrounding Communities
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Policies and memo
Decarceration White Paper: Seeking Justice in the Era of COVID-19
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Recommendations For The U.S Response to COVID-19

To control the spread of COVID-19, save lives, and reopen schools and businesses, we must ensure an equity-centered and comprehensive response: from community mitigation to testing and tracing to safe quarantine, working and sharing lessons with nations around the world.
Policies and memo
Access, Data, Power, And Resources: A Roadmap To Health Equity
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Policies and memo
Stop COVID: Prioritizing Health Equity to Overcome the Pandemic
Friday, January 1, 2021
Policies and memo
Going on The Offensive to Stop COVID-19
Thursday, October 8, 2020