Preparedness for Catastrophe Lax; Complacency Rises

January 12, 2010
by Anthony Kimery
Homeland Security Today

The Washington, DC-based Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently reported in the seventh annual "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism" study "that the H1N1 flu outbreak has exposed serious underlying gaps in the nation's ability to respond to public health emergencies and that the economic crisis is straining an already fragile public health system."

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