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Study calls for public health preparedness standards

The federal government should implement clear national standards for public health preparedness, according to a report released Thursday by the Century Foundation’s Working Group on Bioterrorism Preparedness. The report, Breathing Easier?, called on the federal government to establish “a baseline set of performance goals and measures.” The Century Foundation conducts public policy research and analyses. In recent years, public health advocates have been calling for more direction and leadership from the federal government, despite a massive jump in congressional funding for biological defense programs after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Full Story

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