After more than a year of emergencies, Iowa hospitals are reflecting on lessons learned from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other concurrent events, including the derecho.
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Throughout the course of the pandemic, Iowans have experienced more anxiety, depression and negative effects on their mental health. Local providers are working to help residents address those conditions through free services. Without it, the loss and stress and disconnect could have “a cumulative effect” on their overall well-being.
COVID-19 exacerbated slashed budgets and low staffing that challenged Iowa’s public health workforce, but the high stakes they faced throughout the pandemic response has left many workers burned out. Experts are worried the workforce shortage could worsen as a result.