As a result of natural disasters or terrorism, public health agencies have needed to step up their responsiveness to ensure that the public is protected and served. Consider situations such as hurricanes, flooding, bombings, and disease epidemics.

How must federal, state, and local public health agencies balance the cost of serving the people with the cost of ensuring there are appropriate and effective emergency preparedness programs in place? Who should pay and why?

Response Guidelines

Respond to the posts of two of your peers. Recommend other ways in which federal, state, and local public health agencies could serve people in emergencies?

Respond to these question using available resources from your text, the Capella University library, and the Internet. Make sure to include the source citations and references for any outside sources used. This reply should be in approximately 250–400 words and in APA format.