News & Perspective

Jun 25, 2019

Jun 25, 2019

News Scan for Jun 25, 2019

PAPHA reauthorization finalized
Vaccine safety support, doubts

Apr 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018

News Scan for Apr 24, 2018

US stockpile management
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Meningitis B vaccine progress

Apr 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018
Preparedness backbacks

Preparedness index reflects overall gains but some regional gaps

The US as a whole had a score of 7.1 out of 10 for 2017, nearly a 3% improvement.

Apr 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017
Flooded street

US preparedness index finds sluggish, uneven progress

The annual index found worrying discrepancies among states that create widening gaps, especially in low-income areas and those vulnerable to public health emergencies.

Dec 20, 2016

Dec 20, 2016
Personal protective equipment

Preparedness report card notes state, national gaps and gains

TFAH rated 26 states and Washington, D.C., as 6 or lower on a 10-point scale.

Apr 26, 2016

Apr 26, 2016
PPE training

Public health index finds US fairly well prepared

The report showed some weak spots, including a persistent and varied gap in readiness among states.

Apr 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013

CDC preparedness funds take hit in proposed 2014 budget

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) takes a hit of about $270 million in the Obama administration's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, including significant cuts to biodefense and emergency preparedness programs, officials revealed today.

Jun 18, 2012

Jun 18, 2012

HHS launches partnerships to make biodefense products

(CIDRAP News) – US health officials today announced the establishment of three public-private centers designed to give the nation a new and stronger ability to quickly make vaccines and drugs to respond to bioterrorist attacks, pandemic influenza, and other public health emergencies.

May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012

Federal plan emphasizes resilience in national preparedness

(CIDRAP News) – The federal agency tasked with shoring up the nation's preparedness against a host of public health emergencies released a plan yesterday to help it and other partners focus and coordinate steps to meet national preparedness objectives.

May 13, 2008

May 13, 2008

Critical care experts tackle disaster preparation, surge capacity, and rationing

(CIDRAP News) – Anticipating that a terrorist attack, influenza pandemic, or natural disaster will someday exhaust regional or national critical care systems, an expert task force recently issued a comprehensive series of reports that takes stock of current capabilities and recommends a surge framework that would care for as many patients as possible but would necessarily exclude some.

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