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When the economy takes a bite out of emergency preparedness

OSHA Healthcare Connection, December 16, 2008

It seems even healthcare can't hide from the country's recession.

A report from Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released this month called Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Disease, Disasters, and Bioterrorism, found that budget cuts are threatening the country's progress in safety and emergency preparedness. State and federal funding is being slashed leaving the country exposed to natural disasters, bioterrorism, and a flu pandemic.

This week's featured blog post highlights some of the major points in the report and also links to this week's featured poll question: Where are budget cuts hitting your safety and health programs?

 

You can also find a new downloadable tool to use as an evacuation plan worksheet.

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