Small-Group Session

The U.S. Health Care System: Are State and Local Officials Prepared for Terrorism? How Should the Federal Government Respond?
October 26, 2001


Robin J. Strongin, Consultant


In collaboration with the Congressional Research Service, NHPF convened a panel of experts to examine the public health infrastructure, emergency medical preparedness, and response capabilities at the state and local levels. The panelists also discussed the federal government's research and preparedness activities.


William L. Roper, MD, Dean, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Secretary, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Amy Smithson, PhD, Director, Chemical and Biological Weapons Non-Proliferation Project, Henry L. Stimson Center; Janet Heinrich, DrPH, Director, Health Care, Public Health Issues, U.S. General Accounting Office.

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See also the related Background Paper.

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