Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, 2019

This report examines the United States' level of public health emergency preparedness on a state-by-state basis using 10 priority indicators. Taken together, the indicators are a checklist of priority aspects of states’ readiness for public health emergencies. 

Transnational Biological Threats and Global Security.

This video is a recording of the meeting of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. It covers: 

  • Current transnational biological threats;
  • Homeland defense and security in the global context;
  • Global security efforts to combat these threats;
  • International public health security efforts; and
  • The need to elevate global health security as a national and global priority.

Confronting the threat of bioterrorism: realities, challenges, and defensive strategies

The local and international response to infectious disease epidemics, such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome and west African Ebola virus epidemic, revealed serious shortcomings which bioterrorists might exploit when intentionally initiating an epidemic.