Are we prepared for the next emergency?

September 30, 2014
by Janet Golden
Philadelphia Inquirer

What progress have federal and state governments made in recent years to protect the public from natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and bioterrorism? What else needs to be done? Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a public health nonprofit, addressed these questions in two reports: Ready or Not: Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism in 2012 and Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Disease in 2013. (Pennsylvania did a bit better than average on the latter; New Jersey was in a three-way tie for last place.)


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