News & Perspective

Oct 11, 2013

Oct 11, 2013
US Capitol building

Public health groups oppose 'mini' House bills to fund agencies

Public health groups are lining up to oppose 'piecemeal' efforts to fund federal agencies.

Jan 14, 2014

Jan 14, 2014

Flu Scan for Jan 14, 2014

Adult flu vaccine coverage
Flu predictions on the Web
Flu-shot texts

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 18, 2014

Dec 18, 2014
USA map

Group gives US states middling marks on disease readiness

TFAH says many states have a mediocre level of infectious-disease preparedness.

Feb 03, 2015

Feb 03, 2015
Pills and money

Infectious-disease programs fare well in Obama's 2016 budget

Highlights include funds for antibiotic resistance, bioterrorism preparedness, and a unified food safety agency.

Apr 16, 2015

Apr 16, 2015

Public Health Scan for Apr 16, 2015

Cuts in public health funds
Higher state epidemiology capacity

Jun 23, 2015

Jun 23, 2015
Baby feet

Korea reports 3 more cases, healthy birth after MERS

Korea now has 175 cases, and US experts publish recommendations for US readiness.

Jun 23, 2015

News Scan for Jun 23, 2015

Health and climate change
Saudi MERS update
MDR-TB spread in contacts

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 17, 2015

Dec 17, 2015
Bacteria colony

Complacency, underfunding fuel state readiness gaps

In its annual report, TFAH said there are still major gaps and funding needed to battle new threats.

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