Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Public Health Preparedness

One of the major efforts post 9/11/01  has been the efforts of CDC/HHS and others to deal with public health emergencies. The Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (May 2002) has been discussed on this blog previously and more to follow.

However just posted under baseline documents on the homepage is a recently issued CDC report on Public Health preparedness in the US. It also contains a state by state assessment. It is a flawed document for a number of reasons but does contain useful information. Whether its conclusions are correct only time will tell.

Here is the report title:

Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening the Nation’s Emergency Response State by State

A Report on CDC-funded Preparedness and Response Activities in 50 States, 4 Cities, and 8 U.S. Insular Areas

September 2010