Volume II

Volume II

Assessment of Public Health Infrastructure to Determine Public Health Preparedness

The Strategy for Homeland Security stresses the need for a robust public health component to respond to and recover from a range of emergencies. However, dire problems with the current public health manpower infrastructure have been reported for more than fifteen years and continue to be a problem.

By Anke Richter and Denise Santiago

Assessment of Public Health Infrastructure to Determine Public Health Preparedness

Changing Homeland Security: What Should Homeland Security Leaders Be Talking About?

There is little political will to substantially alter the organizational and programmatic system that characterizes U.S. homeland security. The system we have is the one we have to work with, at least until something significant happens: another attack, a catastrophic natural disaster, a national public health emergency, or a new political administration.

By Christopher Bellavita

Changing Homeland Security: What Should Homeland Security Leaders Be Talking About?

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