Emergency Preparedness Funding and Ebola: A Look into the Efforts Being Made by a Rural Local Health Department in Ector County, Texas

Infectious diseases continue to pose a threat to communities, with Ebola being in the spotlight over the last six months. The threat of Ebola has also increased attention on local health departments and their role in preparing for and responding to emerging infectious diseases. To…

Project Public Health Ready: A Tool for Improving Statewide Preparedness

A hurricane is fast approaching your region. How will evacuation and sheltering procedures work when your neighbors are all affected, too? The local health department reports a suspected case of Ebola. Who at the state level should be notified first? Quick, effective responses to public…