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Partnering to Improve Public Health

February 15, 2006

The public health system is the nation's first line of defense against many threats, both naturally occurring and manmade. It ensures the public's health and safety by identifying and tracking disease, protecting food and water supplies, educating the public on a variety of health issues, and responding to disasters. Public health, however, remains largely invisible to most Americans – until something goes wrong.

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