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Midwest Public Health Workers Prepare for Bioterrorism, Other Threats

Meridian Knowledge Solutions is implementing the software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of its learning management system (LMS) for "Prepare Iowa," which is a partnership of the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Institute for Public Health Practice at the University of Iowa's College of Public Health. The Prepare Iowa LMS, delivers online training, supplies certificates of completion, archives completed courses, assesses skills and publishes a calendar of training for public health professionals. Keep Reading

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Trust for America’s Health Questions State of National Emergency Preparedness

On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Trust for America's Health (TFAH) issued the following statement, along with questions to help assess America's ability to respond to major emergencies. TFAH also provides a set of recommendations for how the nation could better prepare for the next potential health emergency based on TFAH's annual report, Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism. Keep Reading

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Performance of Telephone-Based Disease Surveillance Systems

Assessing information about threats to public health, including those caused by infectious disease, and ensuring that adequate services are provided to meet these threats are core functions of health departments. The telephone-based disease surveillance (TBDS) systems that local health departments have in place to receive case reports from the field are among the first lines of defense in identifying these threats. For more than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided health departments with guidelines to evaluate the performance of their TBDS systems.

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