Head Of ACCESS Health International Examines Political Pressure, Public Trust In U.S. Public Health Leadership Amid COVID-19

Think Global Health: Eroding Faith in Public Health Leaders
William A. Haseltine, chair and president of ACCESS Health International, examines political pressure and public trust in U.S. public health leadership amid COVID-19, writing, “The relentless focus on a quick fix is inflicting serious damage on public health institutions and undermining public confidence in health care leaders at a time when they are needed most. … The leaders of America’s most valued public health agencies have a responsibility to stand up in the face of political pressure and bear down against those who would force them to follow a scientifically unsound path” (10/1).

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