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State preparedness undermined by funding

December 30, 2012
United Press International

 

There was significant progress in improving public health preparedness during the past 10 years, but gains were undermined by funding cuts, researchers say.

The report, issued by the Trust for America's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, also found there continued to be persistent gaps in the country's ability to respond to health emergencies, ranging from bioterrorist threats to serious disease outbreaks to extreme weather events.

 

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