Regionalization in Local Public Health Systems: Public Health Preparedness in the Washington Metropolitan Area

Resource Summary

This article examines case studies of regional preparedness structures in the Washington metro area to understand how they have been organized, implemented and governed, as well as to assess their likely impact on public health preparedness and public health systems generally. It reports on increased public health activities in the area since 9/11 and their effect on preparedness.

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Stoto, M., & Morse, L. (2008). Regionalization in local public health systems: Public health preparedness in the Washington metropolitan area. Public Health Reports 123, 461–473.