First national health security strategy released by HHS

February 1, 2010
by Christine S. Moyer
American Medical News

The federal government has cut core funding for public health preparedness by 27% (adjusted for inflation) since fiscal 2005, according to a December 2009 report on emergency health preparedness issued by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The health security strategy acknowledges the funding problem, stating "stable funding is a prerequisite to attract and retain high-quality staff for public health, health care delivery, and emergency management."

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