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U.S. Must Strengthen Preparedness For Future Public Health Threats, HHS Report Says

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health: U.S. Needs Greater Preparation for Next Severe Public Health Threats, Independent Panel Finds
“In a report released [Thursday] by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), an Independent Panel formed to review HHS’s response to Ebola made several recommendations on how the nation’s federal public health system should strengthen its response to major public health threats, both internationally and domestically. … The panel’s recommendations emphasize the critical need for constant focus and ongoing funding for preparedness and response necessary to change systems and policy if the U.S. is to be sufficiently prepared for public health crises…” (6/30).

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