Article Out Loud - Public Health Preparedness– Finding Its Path Forward

by RAPHAEL M. BARISHANSKY, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal

Public health preparedness has emerged and matured as a distinct discipline since the events of 9/11 and the subsequent Ameri-thrax attacks. Although, in the past, public health agencies were pushed to the forefront of various emergencies, the planning and infrastructure for public health emergency response were not funded and not in place until after 2001. This article describes the gaps that need to be addressed as the discipline continues to face public health emergencies worldwide.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.