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Ready or Not: Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism   [open pdf - 1MB]

"One lesson from recent events is that emergencies happen. And happen often. From disease outbreaks to natural disasters to man-made crises, the stakes are high: Americans face serious health risks and even death with increasing regularity. Therefore, as a nation, it's critical to ask, 'Are we prepared?' The public health emergencies of the past year--an unusually severe flu season, confounding cases of acute flaccid myelitis, two major hurricanes, and the deadliest fire season in California's history--reinforce the need for every jurisdiction to be vigilant about preparing for emergencies in order to safeguard the public's health. 'The Ready or Not: Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism' series from Trust for America's Health (TFAH) has tracked public health emergency preparedness in the United States since 2003. The series has documented significant progress in the nation's level of preparedness as well as those areas still in need of improvement."

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2019-02
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Trust for America's Health: https://www.tfah.org/
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