A National strategy to revitalize environmental public health services
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A National strategy to revitalize environmental public health services

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      In November 2000, the Department of Health and Human Services published objectives for improving the nation’s health, Healthy People 2010. It stated that: “various reports and evaluations have described the continuing deterioration of the national public health system; health departments are closing, technology and information systems are outmoded, emerging and drug-resistant diseases threaten to overwhelm resources, and serious training inadequacies weaken the capacity of the public health workforce to address new threats and adapt to changes in the health care market,” and “all public health services depend on the presence of basic infrastructure.” In response to the recognized need for A National Strategy to Revitalize Environmental Public Health Services, the Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services of the National Center for Environmental Health formed a steering committee that spearheaded a process and will be responsible for developing and implementing the final strategy. This strategy was developed with the participation of a 31-member External Partners
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