by Melanie Padgett Powers, writer

A public health team in Oregon used a federal preparedness grant to zero in on the individualized needs of hospitals across the state. In the APHL 2020 Virtual Conference session, “Bridging the Gap Between Clinical and Public Health,” attendees learned how hospitals and public health laboratories in Oregon developed important partnerships to prepare and react to emerging threats like Ebola, Zika, measles and COVID-19.

In 2015, Oregon received a federal Ebola Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) preparedness grant. One of the primary focuses of the grant was to conduct on-site readiness consultations …read more