How to Help the Most Vulnerable Through the Pandemic
In an opinion article on The Chronicle of Philanthropy, FSG Co-CEO Lauren Smith, MD, MPH, shares ideas from her experience as a pediatrician and former medical director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
As governments, businesses, and individuals scramble to respond to the threat of a coronavirus pandemic, those of us who work at nonprofits and foundations rightly ask what we can do to make a difference. This is even more challenging when the constant media and social-media barrage provides so little useful information that anyone can act on but instead is contributing to unhelpful anxiety and worry.
Highlights include equity considerations, promoting support of critical public health infrastructure, and support actions that reduce strain on the overburdened health care system.
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