Salinsky E. 2002. Will the Nation Be Ready for the Next Bioterrorism Attack? Mending Gaps in the Public Health Infrastructure. NHPF Issue Brief No. 776.
Schweitzer R. 2004. Transcript from the IOM’s Committee on Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation Meeting Five on March 29, 2004, Washington, DC:265.
Simpson D. 2002. Earthquake drills and simulations in community-based training and preparedness programmes. Disasters 26(1):55-69.
Sosin D. 2004. Transcript from the IOM’s Committee on Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation Meeting Five on March 29, 2004 , Washington, DC.
Staiti A, Katz A, Hoadley J. 2003. Has bioterrorism preparedness improved public health? Issue Brief: Findings from HSC, No. 65.
Stoll M, Lee H. 2003. State health department develops SARS emergency response plan. Virginia Department of Health News Release, June 23, 2003.
Tang N, Fabbri W. 2003. Medical direction and integration with existing EMS infrastructure. Topics in Emergency Medicine 25(4):326-332.
Taylor N. 2003. Review of the Use of Models in Informing Disease Control Policy Development and Adjustment. Reading, UK: University of Reading, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development. [Online] Available at http://www.defra.gov.uk/science/Publications/2003/UseofModelsinDiseaseControlPolicy.pdf. Accessed April 1, 2004.
Tierney K. 1993. Disaster Preparedness and Response: Research Findings and Guidance from the Social Science Literature. University of Delaware Disaster Research Center Preliminary Paper #193. [Online] Available at http://www.udel.edu/DRC/preliminary/193.pdf. Accessed April 25, 2004.
Tierney K, Lindell M, Perry R. 2001. Facing the Unexpected: Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press.
WADEM (World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine). 2001. Conceptual Framework of Disasters (Part III, Chapters 3-7). In Health Disaster Management: Guidelines for Evaluation and Research in the Utstein Style. [Online] Available at http://wadem.medicine.wisc.edu. Accessed June 1, 2004.
Werner L, Naud M, Kellogg A. 1998. Quick Response Report #11—Public Health Emergency Response: Evaluation of Implementation of a New Emergency Management System for Public Health in the State of Georgia. University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center. [Online]. Available at http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/qr/qr111/qr111.html. Accessed May 12, 2004.
White House. 2001. Fact Sheet: Homeland Security Council. [Online] Available at www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/10/print/20011029-16.html. Accessed April 10, 2004.
The committee recommends that all federal entities concerned with bioterrorism preparedness (e.g., CDC, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Office of Domestic Preparedness [ODP]) should more actively coordinate guidance and funding activities. Federal agencies should also work together to develop mechanisms that facilitate coordination and collaboration among their grantees at the state and local levels. Such mechanisms may include, but are not lim-