Sending Office: Honorable Debbie Dingell
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Monday, February 26, 2018

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Room 121

Cannon House Office Building



Dear Colleague,

Please join us for a Congressional briefing on the state of readiness and preparedness across America’s public health and health care system against all threats, including infectious disease outbreaks, disasters, and bioterrorism.

In December, Trust for America’s Health released a report,
Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism
, which found that we are not investing enough to maintain strong, baseline capabilities for ensuring health security readiness. The report studied and scored each state
based on 10 key indicators of public health preparedness. It also provided a series of recommendations that address many of the major gaps in emergency health preparedness.

As Congress works on reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA), this briefing aims to inform policymakers and stakeholders on steps the nation can take to prevent and respond to serious health security threats moving forward.
Our panel will give an overview of the report as well as highlight top priorities for PAHPA reauthorization.

The panelists include:

  • John Auerbach, MBA, President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health
  • Lillian Rivera, RN, MSN, PhD, Administrator/Health Officer, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County
  • Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP, CEO/Executive Vice President, American Academy of Pediatrics

We hope you can join us for this important discussion on the future readiness of our nation’s public health and health care systems.  




Debbie Dingell

Member of Congress


Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Appropriations, HealthCare, Homeland Security

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