Public Health Preparedness in the 21st Century: Local Health Departments’ Role in Global Health Security

“Our vision is a world safe and secure from global health threats posed by infectious diseases—where we can prevent or mitigate the impact of naturally occurring outbreaks and intentional or accidental releases of dangerous pathogens, rapidly detect and transparently report outbreaks when they occur, and…

Strong Community Ties Strengthen National Health Security

By Pamela Barnes, MA, National Strategic Engagement Team Lead, Office of Policy and Planning, Division of Policy and Strategic Planning, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Every disaster holds the potential to impact health so this…