Congress should allocate sufficient funds to support and maintain a robust public health infrastructure and population health.
Federal, state, and local policymakers should plan for and mitigate potential natural hazards.
Policymakers should take steps to foster housing stability during declared emergencies.
Public transportation providers should receive sufficient funding to ensure a clean and safe operating environment for employees and riders during public health emergencies.
Legislation should authorize nonjudicial surrogate decisionmaking in the event that an incapacitated patient has not executed an advance directive. Such legislation should:
Travel should be safe, including during declared public health crises.
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.