Veronique Molinari and Pierre-Alexandre Beylier
De Gruyter Oldenbourg
This chapter is part of an edited volume studying and comparing federalist government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The chapter first briefly provides an overview of the American public health emergency framework and highlights key leadership challenges that occurred at federal and state levels throughout the first year of the pandemic. Then the chapter examines decentralized responsibility in American social programs and states’ prior policy choices to understand how long-term choices affected short-term emergency response. Finally, the chapter explores long-term ramifications and solutions to the governance difficulties the pandemic has highlighted.
Nicole Huberfeld, Sarah Gordon & David K. Jones,
American Public Health Federalism and the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 in Europe and North America: Policy Responses and Multi-Level Governance
(Veronique Molinari and Pierre-Alexandre Beylier ed.,
Available at: https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110745085