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Pandemic Preparedness: If and When the Time Comes

December 5, 2006
by Colin Woodard
The Pew Charitable Trust Magazine

Concerned about the potential consequences of a pandemic flu event, The Pew Charitable Trusts, in December 2005, invested $1.5 million in an initiative to hold accountable federal, state and local officials to do all they can to prepare for a possible flu pandemic.... The vehicle for those efforts is the Pandemic Preparedness Initiative, a project overseen by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). As part of the initiative, TFAH’s staff has been assessing the federal government’s pandemic response plan and implementation of recommendations the organization has compiled.

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