Jesse Pines Coauthors New Report on Disaster Preparedness

The Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York City prompted large increases in government funding to help communities respond and recover after man-made and natural disasters.  But, this funding has fallen considerably since the economic crisis in 2008. Furthermore, disaster funding distribution is deeply inefficient: huge cash infusions are disbursed right after a disaster, only to fall abruptly after interest wanes. These issues have exposed significant problems with our nation’s preparedness for public health emergencies.

In a report published by the Institute of Medicine, Jesse Pines, MD, director of the Center for Health Care Quality and associate professor of health policy at the George Washington University (GW) School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) and his co-authors offer some recommendations aimed at strengthening the nation’s response to the next public health crisis. Pines also serves as the director of the Office of Clinical Practice and Innovation at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The study, titled “Value-Based Models for Sustaining Emergency Preparedness Capacity and Capability in the United States,” was published by The Institute of Medicine Preparedness Forum.

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