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Gains in Public Health Preparedness

  • Published: 2010-09-23 : Author: CDC
  • Synopsis: DC Report notes advances in preparedness and response and challenges ahead.

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New Data Show Gains in Public Health Preparedness - CDC Report notes advances in preparedness and response and challenges ahead.

State and local health departments have made significant progress toward improving public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities, says a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

"Today's report indicates that our nation is better prepared to respond to a public health emergency. It also reminds us that preparedness challenges remain and our efforts need to continue," said Dr. Ali Khan, director of CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. "We must foster improvements for rapid awareness, identification, and communication of health threats; measurable preparedness goals and response plans; and ongoing support for state and local public health."

The report, Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening the Nation's Emergency Response State by State, presents data on a broad range of preparedness and response activities.

Highlights include:

CDC's approach has been to support public health preparedness for all hazards, including natural, biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear events. The report provides a better understanding of national and state challenges and the areas where more progress needs to be made.

Key challenges include:

CDC released the report during ASTHO's 6th Directors of Public Health Preparedness conference in Newport, Rhode Island, today. The report and state specific information is available on CDC's web site at emergency.cdc.gov/publications/2010phprep

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