Bioterrorism and Health System Preparedness: Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies: Linkages with Community Providers [open pdf - 138KB]
The following issue brief on the role of community providers in responding to public health emergencies was published by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "At the core of any public health emergency response plan is an indispensable group of professionals: community providers. These providers-- whether local clinicians, emergency responders, or the staff of public health clinics--play a critical role in planning for, detecting, and responding to acts of bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. In the event of an emergency, these providers must be able to send and receive critical information to and from the public health system in a timely, efficient, and effective manner."
Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality: http://www.ahrq.gov/
Bioterrorism and Health System Preparedness (January 2005), Issue Brief No. 6