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Corporate America and Emergency Preparedness: Perspectives on Working with the Public Health Sector


This paper offers a perspective on the cooperative relationship that needs to be fostered between public health and the private sector, from the corporate point of view. (Another paper examines the same subject from the PH perspective.)

The table of contents of this paper includes:

  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Corporate Trends and Experiences
  • Employers and Public Health
  • Promising Practices and Solutions
  • Communication Strategies
  • Gaps and Opportunities to Improve Emergency
  • Planning Efforts
  • Employer Case Examples
  • Share Your Company’s Practices
  • For More Information

This paper is a product of the National Business Group on Health's Terrorism and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Initiative. The initiative's purpose was to strengthen the private/public relationship between large employers and local and state public health agencies around emergency preparedness, bioterrorism and disease outbreaks and to provide opportunities and resources to bring all parties together to coordinate plan sharing and response.

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