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2014-03-18 08:33:33

New Contract Reflects Successful Strategy to Diversify Customer Base ROCKVILLE, Md., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The EMMES Corporation today announced that it has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to become part of a clinical studies network established by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to perform studies needed to develop medical countermeasures against agents of bioterrorism, pandemic influenza, and other...

2013-08-06 23:26:36

Medical Center of Marin has partnered with the Marin County Department of Health & Human Services to dispense medication and vaccinations to the general public free of charge in the event of a public health emergency. (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Medical Center of Marin has partnered with the Marin County Department of Health & Human Services to dispense medication and vaccinations to the general public free of charge in the event of a public health emergency. Public health emergencies...

2012-12-19 16:24:04

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds House passage and urges swift Senate passage--before year's end--of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) The following is a statement from Jeff Levi, Executive Director of TFAH. "In 2006, PAHPA greatly strengthened the nation's preparedness and response planning. Now, in 2012, PAHPRA provides an...

2012-12-19 12:24:37

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the 10th annual Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism report, 35 states and Washington, D.C. scored a six or lower on 10 key indicators of public health preparedness. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO ) The report, issued by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), found that while there has been significant progress toward...

2012-07-03 06:22:44

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for releasing the first joint awards of two preparedness grant programs, the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) The following is a statement from Jeff Levi, Executive Director of TFAH, who also serves as Chair...

2012-04-23 10:23:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health conducted a successful three-day disaster drill to practice, test and evaluate its ability to respond to both natural and man-made public health emergencies. The statewide, full-scale exercise began April 20 and ended Sunday. "These drills are a vital part of our ongoing efforts to prepare for public health emergencies," Secretary of Health Dr. Eli Avila said. "Conducting this statewide exercise...

2011-12-20 09:00:00

Cuts to Key Programs Could Hurt Ability to Detect and Respond to Crises WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released the ninth annual Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism today, which finds key programs that detect and respond to bioterrorism, new disease outbreaks and natural or accidental disasters are at risk due to federal and state budget...

2011-09-08 11:41:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Can the U.S. public health preparedness system withstand another terrorist attack or potentially devastating event? The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) believes it can. In fact, ASTHO believes that experiences of the past decade have spurred a transformation of America's public health preparedness system. Since 2001, states and territories have significantly improved and demonstrated their ability to...

2011-04-15 00:00:29

Disaster management experts gather to preview and shape decision support tools for the healthcare system. Greenbelt, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) April 14, 2011 ElanTech today announced that on March 30, 2011, it completed a successful tabletop simulation of its new (IMDSS-H) software tool, which will be used by public health incident response teams facing conflicting data and incomplete information when they arrive at the scene of a public health emergency. ElanTech is a government prime contractor...

2011-01-04 15:07:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The best of science needs to be the basis for protecting and informing all communities," stated Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, as she was appointed by Secretary Sebelius to the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB). The NBSB is a federal advisory committee that provides expert advice and guidance to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the HHS...