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Explore the Critical Connection: The Water and Healthcare/Public Health Sectors Guide

This guide provides concise information to the water and healthcare/public health sectors on the following sections:  

  • Build Relationship 
  • Coordinate Preparedness 
  • Coordinate Water Use Advisories 
  • Work Together on Water Quality
  • Ally with Poison Control Centers
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