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    Disasters and Public Health Preparedness

    Panelists talked about the nation’s preparedness for public health emergencies and explained how their agencies were coping with budget reductions and current emergency…

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    Editorial Cartoons and Health Care Reform

    Dr. Theodore Brown and political cartoonist Clay Bennett spoke at a forum on the use of editorial cartoons and the history of efforts to pass universal health care…

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    Federal Money for Public Health Emergencies

    Dr. Georges Benjamin talked about the assessment and management of emergencies, and the effects of possible cuts in funding to public health organizations in light of pending budget…

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    U.S. Response to Swine Flu

    Dr. Georges Benjamin talked about U.S. response to the H1N1 swine flu virus, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The preceding day President Obama…

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    International Swine Flu Conference, Part 2

    The International Swine Flu Conference addressed best practices prepare for, respond to, and survive a pandemic.  br/ Dr. Samuel Bogoch spoke about detection, warning and…

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    U.S. Response to Swine Flu

    Julie Rovner and Dr. George Benjamin talked about how the U.S.is preparing for swine flu and how it prepares for pandemics and epidemics overall. They responded to telephone…

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    Local Health Emergency Preparedness

    Public health officials, government agency representatives and others spoke about improving local preparedness for public health emergencies. They spoke about lessons learned for a…

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    Influenza Pandemic Preparedness

    Dr. Benjamin talked about the Bush administration’s pandemic flu preparedness plan. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

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    Medical Preparations for the Next Disaster

    A panel moderated by Bernadine Healy talked about disaster preparations and planning, coordination amongst federal, state and local agencies, challenges facing the medical and health…

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    Disaster Relief and Health Concerns

    Dr. Benjamin talked about health concerns related to Hurricane Katrina and the flood in New Orleans. He responded to questions and comments from telephone callers.

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    State of the Black Union 2005: Road to Health

    The morning session of State of the Black Union 2005 was titled “Road to Health.” Moderated by Tavis Smiley, experts discussed the health and the health care crisis in America,…

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    Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

    Health officials talked about the quality of health care for minority groups in the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were disparities in services offered, health literacy among…

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    Public Health Response to Influenza

    Dr. Benjamin talked about the public health response to influenza. Among the issues addressed were the severity and timing of the current flu season and the increased demand for…

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    Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

    The hearing began with a remote statement to the committee by World Health Organization’s David Heymann, participating by video connection from Geneva, Switzerland. He also…

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    Smallpox Vaccination Program

    Dr. Benjamin talked about smallpox, including the history of smallpox, smallpox vaccinations, and common misconceptions about smallpox. He responded to audience telephone calls,…

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    West Nile Virus

    Dr. Benjamin discussed the West Nile Virus. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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    Bioterrorism Threats

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    National Immunization Conference

    The 34th annual conference opened with a news conference in which the participants outlined their goals and praised the attendees. Portions of this tape include CDC films shown at the…

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    Health Status & Needs of Minorities in 1990's

    The committee heard testimony from the Assistant Secretary of Health and a number of health care professionals.

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