Analysis: Emergency health plans that work

April 5, 2007
by Olga Pierce
United Press International

Communities need to be ready to respond to an array of different health emergencies, not just avian flu or another threat du jour, Jeff Levy, executive director of the Trust for America's Health, told UPI. "The goal here is to be prepared for all types of emergency," Levy said. "There is a commonality to how we need to address them and we need to be prepared for all kinds." Communities cannot do the job alone, he said, and recent proposed federal cuts could hurt efforts to prepare.

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