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U.S. still unprepared for epidemics

January 11, 2015
by Steven Ross Johnson
Modern Healthcare

Despite the improving economy, 27% of state health departments reported budget cuts in 2014, with 24% expecting additional cuts this year, according to NACCHO.

“The Ebola outbreak raises attention to some serious gaps in our ability to manage disease outbreaks,” said Richard Hamburg, deputy director of Trust for America's Health, a not-for-profit public-health advocacy group.

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