The Evolution of Public Health Emergency Preparedness

This is a unique time for public health preparedness. The response to an unprecedented pandemic coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program. The confluence presents a singular opportunity to examine how the preparedness community can learn from past response efforts and better position communities to meet the challenges that lay ahead. A new report by NACCHO and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) gives voice on the evolution of PHEP and offers a framework to guide future action.

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