Ablah, E., Konda, K.S., Konda, K., et al. (2010). Emergency Preparedness Training and Response among Community Health Centers and Local Health Departments: Results from a Multistate Survey. (Abstract only.) Journal of Community Health. 35(3): 285-293.
A national survey of local health departments and community health centers noted that general collaboration between them was occurring, however participation in "functional drills or exercises" was still needed. Opportunities exist for disaster planning, communication, and activities such as mass dispensing exercises which would support access to care for medically underserved and vulnerable populations.