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A Multi-Faceted Approach Is Needed to Fight Infectious Diseases

December 26, 2013
by Richard H. Carmona, M.D.
Huffington Post

A study by the Washington-based Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has found that most U.S. states are underperforming when it comes to treating infectious diseases.

According to the report, just 16 states and the District of Columbia scored 60 percent or higher on a report card assessing states' capabilities in responding to infectious disease risks, including indicators like public health budgets, vaccination rates, and chronic diseases screenings.

 

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