The U.S. Conference of Mayors
2007 ADOPTED RESOLUTIONS
CHILDREN, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

FUND HOMELAND SECURITY INITIATIVES RELATED TO BIOTERRORISM AND PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS

WHEREAS, funding for Homeland Security activities related to public health preparedness, emergency preparedness, response and training are based on a standard formula, not local need, as different border communities are disproportionately affected; and

WHEREAS, best practices have already been developed for regional response, strategic national stockpile, and all hazards preparedness; and

WHEREAS, public health emergency/disaster and bioterrorism and preparedness and response are a challenge, requiring an immediate and expert local response; and

WHEREAS, funding and program support continues to be developed with regional approaches, which are not practical in all areas of the country; and

WHEREAS, additional and enhanced services in surveillance report, health alerts, and health risks assessment, as well as risk communication and education, mental health support and the training for response, preparedness and personal protective equipment is critical,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the U.S. Conference of Mayors sees an absolute critical need for Homeland Security Initiatives Related to Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness.

2007 The U.S. Conference of Mayors
Tom Cochran, Executive Director
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