Ready or Not 2023: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism Virtual Congressional Briefing & National Webinar Trust for America’s Health
5 May 2023
Here is the link we are encouraging you to review, to the full report, we encourage you to review the report and the other information available on our website and do not hesitate to reach out to our organization if you are also engaged in this work. [...] What was our public health response on the limited budget that we had? Lots of agitation and outreach to the at-risk communities, we collaborated with a lot of our partners, we brought the CCC in for an MPA, we work closely with the State Department and the Children's Hospital in town, we were trying to make the MMR vaccine available wherever we could. [...] We needed this response is to be rapid, we needed the dissemination of guidance to be broad and we needed to think about proactively the mitigation strategies needed to mitigate the shortages of medications and supplies that emerged during the pandemic. [...] Not just the children but there is a whole school nurse movement that took place in order to better deliver vaccines and be able to assess kids in the school system as they reenter and certainly the ministers of school systems that reached out in my region to those of us in the healthcare system to better navigate all of the nuances of bringing the children back in and communicating with them and. [...] In the healthcare system to promote and protect well-being so trying to move away from the boom and bust cycle of funding to ensure we are investing in protection of public health and the broader health ecosystem to meet the rise in rates and severity of health threats across the country.