Federal, state, and local governments should engage in post-disaster recovery efforts that reach all populations, including older adults, people with disabilities, and their
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
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers.
Policymakers and health care administrators must conduct adequate emergency preparedness planning to avoid scarcity of medical equipment, supplies, and personnel
Policymakers should collaborate to identify, develop, fund, and implement timely, effective response plans for national, state, and local public health crises.
Health care providers and individuals should be educated about behavioral risk factors for contracting and spreading serious communicable diseases.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis of proportions and complexity not seen in over a century.