Penny-wise, pound-foolish? State gaps threaten disaster readiness

March 2008
State Health Watch;Mar2008, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p1
The article focuses on the need for the improvement of the emergency health preparedness effort in the U.S. in 2008, according to a report from Trust for America's Health (TFAH). TFAH executive director Jeff Levi criticizes the effort of the federal government in reducing funds for preparedness programs. It discusses the key indicators to assess health emergency preparedness capabilities. Actions to be taken by the federal government to ensure compliance of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedeness Act recommended by TFAH are presented.


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