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Oct 19, 2016

Oct 19, 2016
Presidential microphones

TFAH outlines health policy priorities for next US president

The non-profit highlights policies that could save billions in avoidable healthcare costs, it says.

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.

Sep 21, 2015

Sep 21, 2015
Chickens in barn

USDA issues plan for likely fall return of avian flu

The USDA issued a preparedness and response report and poultry culling guidance as turkey growers followed suit.

Jul 23, 2015

Jul 23, 2015
Influenza virus

BARDA: Recent 'universal' flu vaccine proposals fell short

BARDA's director says he's hopeful that a call for proposals in October will bear better fruit.

Jul 07, 2015

Jul 07, 2015
Doctors pushing gurney

HHS 2015 preparedness grants hold at 2014 level

Grants to support emergency preparedness for local public health agencies and hospitals equal about $840 million.

Dec 09, 2014

Dec 09, 2014
Patient being loaded into ambulance

Revised health preparedness index grades US at 7.4 out of 10

The score suggests the nation has substantial health security but also room to improve.

Jul 01, 2014

Jul 01, 2014
Emergency department sign

HHS readiness grants: more for public health, less for hospitals

Overall funding for fiscal year 2014 will be $840 million — a $76 million cut.

Apr 09, 2014

Apr 09, 2014
H1N1 pandemic

Fineberg: 5 years after H1N1, world still not ready for pandemic

Readiness is better now, Fineberg said, "but it's not adequate."

Jan 16, 2014

Jan 16, 2014
US Capitol

US budget bill restores some funding for public health

The bill provides increases for the CDC, DHS, and FDA and funds for pandemic readiness.

Dec 05, 2013

Dec 05, 2013
Emergency department sign

New health preparedness index gives US overall good marks

An exhaustive 2-year effort gives the US an overall score of 7.2 out of 10.

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