In Terms of Public Health Service Preparedness – We’re Not Ready

States Not Prepared to Handle a Large Swine Flu Epidemic

States Not Prepared to Handle a Large Swine Flu Epidemic

A report written by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has revealed that the H1N1 flu outbreak has exposed serious underlying gaps in states’ ability to respond to public health emergencies.

The report titled Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism concluded that if the outbreak had been more severe, the “nation’s public health safety system could have been stretched beyond the breaking point.”

Editor’s Note: Yet another reason that families should start their own preparedness program.

Here is a link to the Report:

Ready or Not?

 

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