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Public Health Preparedness of Health Providers: Meeting the Needs of Diverse, Rural Communities

CE Hsu; FS Mas; HE Jacobson; AM Harris; VI Hunt; ET Nkhoma
Journal of the National Medical Association

November 1, 2006

Meeting the needs of public health emergency and response presents a unique challenge for health practitioners with primary responsibilities for rural communities that are often very diverse. The present study assessed the language capabilities, confidence and training needs of Texas rural physicians in responding to public health emergencies.