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The non-profit highlights policies that could save billions in avoidable healthcare costs, it says.
The report showed some weak spots, including a persistent and varied gap in readiness among states.
The USDA issued a preparedness and response report and poultry culling guidance as turkey growers followed suit.
BARDA's director says he's hopeful that a call for proposals in October will bear better fruit.
Grants to support emergency preparedness for local public health agencies and hospitals equal about $840 million.
The score suggests the nation has substantial health security but also room to improve.
Overall funding for fiscal year 2014 will be $840 million — a $76 million cut.
Readiness is better now, Fineberg said, "but it's not adequate."
The bill provides increases for the CDC, DHS, and FDA and funds for pandemic readiness.
An exhaustive 2-year effort gives the US an overall score of 7.2 out of 10.
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