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  • Report Finds Major Gaps Exist in U.S. Pediatric Pandemic Preparations

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Trust for America's Health (TFAH) issued a new report today, Pandemic Influenza: Warning, Children At-Risk, which finds that children and teens between the ages of 0-19 account for nearly 46 percent of all H5N1 “bird” flu cases and deaths.  The report also identifies gaps in U.S. preparedness for treating and caring for children during a possible... Read More

  • Peer-Reviewed, Online Database Showcases Pandemic Plans

    Public health planners have a new tool to help them prepare for one of the most daunting public health emergencies: an influenza pandemic., launched today by the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota and the Pew Center on the States (PCS), a division of The Pew Charitable Trusts, brings together more than 130... Read More

  • Report Finds U.S. Bioterror, Bird Flu, and Health Disaster Preparedness Inadequate

    Trust for America's Health (TFAH) today released the fourth annual Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Disease, Disasters, and Bioterrorism, which found that five years after the September 11th and anthrax tragedies, emergency health preparedness is still inadequate in America. The “Ready or Not?” report contains state-by-state health preparedness scores based on 10 key indicators... Read More

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