Why Are Clinicians the Ideal Voices to Talk About Public Health Preparedness With Their Patients?

Stephen Redd, MD (RADM, USPHS), Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), explains why healthcare providers are the ideal candidates to relay information about public health preparedness.

Stephen Redd, MD (RADM, USPHS), Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), explains why healthcare providers are the ideal candidates to relay information about public health preparedness.

Interview Transcript (slightly modified for readability)

“The trust that the person has in the source of the information is a very important part of a person deciding to take action and that’s why doctors and nurses giving health advice is the perfect [person to deliver] that information because of the trust that people have in those that are taking care of them.”