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Claire Pendergrast finds that state disaster recovery laws have limited public health requirements, authorities, and activities in new study

May 12, 2021

Graduate Research Affiliate Claire Pendergrast

Lerner Graduate Fellow, Claire Pendergrast, published this study, Public Health Requirements and Authorities in State Statutory Disaster Recovery Law: A Cross-Sectional Legal Assessment. Findings show that state disaster recovery laws have limited public health requirements, authorities, and activities. The development and dissemination of best practices to provide opportunities for public health actors to inform recovery decision making may enhance the potential for health promotion during disaster recovery.


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