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When communities are impacted by disasters, state officials must implement efficient and competent recovery strategies with the health and wellbeing of residents in mind. This research brief summarizes findings from a peer-reviewed study showing that few U.S. states explicitly integrate public health into their disaster recovery laws, and the types of public health requirements and authorizations vary substantially across states.
disaster, disaster resilience, disaster recovery, public health
Emergency and Disaster Management | Environmental Public Health
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The authors thank Megan Ray and Shannon Monnat for inputs and edits on earlier versions of this brief. Support for this work was provided in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
Pendergrast, Claire and Errett, Nicole, "Building Back Healthier: The Role of Public Health in State Disaster Recovery Law" (2021). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 135.
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