People assume states ready, but public health net 'fragile.'

June 2008
State Health Watch;Jun2008, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p9
The article reports on a survey sponsored by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence which found that most people in the U.S. are confident that governments are prepared to deal with a public health emergency such as a nationwide outbreak of pandemic flu. The center sees a need to cultivate talent to fill positions that will open up as state and local government workers retire in the next few years. Local public health departments however, said they will have problems finding qualified nursing candidates.


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