Serious Gaps Revealed in U.S. Response to Health Emergencies

December 15, 2009
by Steven Reinberg

The outbreak of the pandemic H1N1 swine flu has revealed serious flaws in the nation's ability to respond to public health emergencies, a new report says.

The report, prepared by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, also finds the dire economy has strained the already underfunded public health system.

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