Housing is central to community and individual well-being. The type and location of a home can affect almost every aspect of a person’s life.
Natural disasters, public health emergencies, and other crises can wreak havoc on the nation’s housing system.
Federal, state, and local governments should engage in post-disaster recovery efforts that reach all populations, including older adults, people with disabilities, and their
Congress should allocate sufficient funds to support and maintain a robust public health infrastructure and population health.
Policymakers should take steps to foster housing stability during declared emergencies.
Federal and state governments should encourage coverage and payment of telehealth services for eligible beneficiaries to improve access and the quality of
Federal, state, and local policymakers should plan for and mitigate potential natural hazards.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis of proportions and complexity not seen in over a century.
Policymakers and health care administrators must conduct adequate emergency preparedness planning to avoid scarcity of medical equipment, supplies, and personnel