The numbers of COVID-19 cases are still increasing across the nation, around the state and here in Athens, and while there may be a lag time in the daily updates provided by public health agencies, a recent survey shows support for local health departments is on the rise. Brian Castrucci is the President and CEO of the nonprofit, De Beaumont Foundation. He would like to see funding increase for public health.
“Seven out of ten Americans support local public health, back in 2018 it was just 56%.”
That poll was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies.