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.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the states, and all other regulators should vigorously enforce all regulations in long-term services and supports (LTSS) facilities and home care w
Federal and state licensing standards should require that nursing facilities and assisted living/residential care settings have well-developed, feasible, and practiced emer
Policymakers should collaborate to identify, develop, fund, and implement timely, effective response plans for national, state, and local public health cri
Health care providers and individuals should be educated about behavioral risk factors for contracting and spreading serious communicable diseases.
Congress should allocate sufficient funds to support and maintain a robust public health infrastructure and population health.
One indicator of smart fiscal practices is maintaining balance between spending and revenues. Occasionally deficits may be necessary.