Remembering 9/11 and Anthrax: Public Health’s Vital Role in National Defense

Remembering 9/11 and Anthrax:  Public Health’s Vital Role in National Defense, released by TFAH and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), features more than 30 firsthand, on-the-ground accounts of public health professionals who were directly involved in the response to the September 11, 2001 and anthrax tragedies.

“In 2001, we experienced the unimaginable. In 2011, we know we need to expect the unexpected. Over the past decade, we’ve made smart, strategic investments in preparedness…Of course, there is a lot left to be done…But, regardless, the field of public health preparedness was forever changed 10 years ago, and we should never forget why,” said Governor Lowell Weicker, Jr.

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