The Public Health System Since 9/11: Progress Made and Challenges Remaining

RAND Congressional Briefing Series


  • Art Kellermann Vice President, RAND Corporation; Director, RAND Health, RAND Corporation
  • Jeanne Ringel Senior Economist and Leader, Public Health Systems and Preparedness, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • Jeffrey Wasserman Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation; Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • Anita Chandra Behavioral Scientist and Manager, Behavioral and Social Sciences Group, RAND Corporation
  • Melinda Moore Senior Natural Scientist and Associate Leader, Global Health, RAND Corporation

How far have we come in improving the public health system in the ten years since 9/11? What still needs work? Where should future improvement efforts be targeted? With Congress working to reauthorize the Pandemic All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) this year, these are critical questions. RAND researchers will share their findings regarding improvements in the U.S. public health system in the past decade and provide recommendations to effectively address future public health threats. The panelists will discuss, among other things, the effect of the current austerity on public health preparedness; developing robust performance and accountability systems; and engaging the whole community in preparedness, response, and recovery.

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