Report: U.S. Chronically Unready for Public Health Crises

December 20, 2016
by Molly Walker
MedPage Today

The U.S. has a pattern when responding to crises such as such as outbreaks, bioterrorism, food-borne illnesses, and natural disasters: inconsistent preparation, followed by scrambling, diverting funds, and then becoming complacent until the next crisis, said Rich Hamburg, interim president and CEO of the Trust for America's Health (TFAH), a health policy organization in Washington, D.C., on a call with the media.

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