publication . Article . 2008

Community Health Centers: The Untapped Resource for Public Health and Medical Preparedness

Wood, Kanen M.;
Open Access
  • Published: 31 Dec 2008
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
This article appeared in Homeland Security Affairs (January 2009), v.5 no.1 HSPD-21 was recently released to the public calling for a transformation in the national approach to public health and medical preparedness in the United States. The latest deliberations, as prioritized by this strategy, are to bolster the nation's ability to manage a public health crisis by stimulating improvements in the areas of biosurveillance, countermeasure distribution, mass casualty care, and community resilience -- the objective being to create a much more tightly integrated systems approach toward public health and medical preparedness. Community Health Centers (CHCs), by philo...
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