O'Neill Institute | October 27, 2022Read the Publication
COVID-19 forced the rapid shutdown of many health care services and caused numerous disruptions to our everyday lives. In January 2020, a federal public health emergency (PHE) was declared, enabling temporary flexibilities in federal programs and stimulating other actions. New initiatives implemented by the PHE improved many lives, but when the PHE ends, the disappearance of these initiatives’ impacts will be deeply felt, likely exacerbating inequities in health as well. As we move further away from the initial COVID-19 crisis, HIV stakeholders should work to preserve beneficial policies and prepare for future health threats.