Cuts could harm health emergency preparedness
Resources in a Disaster:
Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov
Maryland Emergency Management Agency: www.mema.state.md.us
United States Department of Homeland Security: www.ready.gov
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration: www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencyresponse/index.html
American Red Cross-ARC: www.redcross.org
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: www.bt.cdc.gov
Howard County Government: www.howardcountymd.gov
Howard County Health Department: www.hchealth.org
Maryland State Government: www.maryland.gov
Article appears in Politico Pro here.
By Brett Norman
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put out a new game called Solve the Outbreak that allows would-be medical sleuths to track dangerous diseases in a frightening cyber world.
But if the sequester takes effect, CDC’s actual disease detectives may be a lot less prepared for an epidemic in the real world.
Posted by on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 @ 4:36PM