Public health threats are unpredictable. In 2015 and 2016, the emerging threats were infectious diseases, but the next threat could be a chemical spill, radiological event or natural disaster. Without a source of comprehensive funding for all potential threats, the health of the American public cannot be adequately protected.
In the winter issue of Lab Matters, our feature article examines the benefits and challenges of a permanent, sustained public health emergency fund.
Here are more highlights from this issue:
- 15 Minutes with Michael Fraser
- Building a Biosafety Community of Practice
- Developing a ROI Tool for Public Health Laboratories
- Washington, DC Expands Testing for Synthetic Opioids
- The TB Iceberg: Finding the Underwater Infections
- APHL, AAFCO Improve Quality in Animal Feed Testing Laboratories