http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-entrance-to-emergency-room-image26055195The public health organization STOP Foodborne Illness has launched a crowdfunding campaign to educate emergency room doctors about foodborne illness. The organization is trying to raise $15,000 on everydayhero.com to pay for creation of an education packet to send to every pediatric ER and hospital in the U.S. so that patients receive proper treatment. Distinguishing…

Shrinking budgets continue to make the country ill prepared to respond to health disasters, including foodborne illness outbreaks, according to the latest analysis by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

In the 10th annual Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Disease, Disasters, and Bioterrorism report, released Wednesday, the vast majority…