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Monday, August 08, 2005

Ramblings Of A Feebled Mind - Are You On The List (WCHD)

(Random, unedited thoughts that I saved on Blogger while I was ill, originally dated 06/09/05 08:54)

Did you know.....

that the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) is one of 11 local health departments in the nation that meets bioterrorism preparedness standards and is now "Public Health Ready" as per the certification requirements of NACCHO/CDC?

Update - That info is outdated as of July 13, 2005. Another 15 agencies have been added to the list. To see if your's is ready you can find out at the NACCHO Public Health Ready Map.

Update II - Having checked out that map I am amazed how few are certified as ready! Unless you live in Idaho (which is pretty well covered) most of us are screwed!

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