‘Their tank is empty’: Local health officials combat staff burnout, low pay, harassment

By: - September 30, 2021 9:41 am

State and local public health departments that were already struggling with too few workers and too little money have been pushed to the brink, public health leaders say. (Photo via Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Iowa Capital Dispatch. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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