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NCSL podcast

The Critical Role of Public Health Data

Two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have put a spotlight on the many challenges faced by public health professionals. A key one is the collection and analysis of public health data information that can then be used to determine strategies to control a disease outbreak.

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State Strategies to Address Soaring Rates of STDs

While reported cases of STDs drastically decreased during the early months of the pandemic, reported cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and congenital syphilis had surpassed their 2019 totals by the end of 2020.

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NCSL COVID-19 DATABASE

State Action on COVID-19

Check out NCSL's new database that brings you up-to-date, real-time information about bills related to and responding to COVID-19 that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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COVID-19: State Health Actions

State legislators are rising to the challenge and pursuing various policy options to effectively respond to COVID-19. This webpage includes key health policy information relating to the pandemic, including legislative trends and state actions, federal action and additional resources.

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Overview