This report analyzes 129 different measures in order to establish index scores for the United States’ ability to protect the health security of Americans from emerging infectious diseases, terrorism, and extreme weather conditions.
The 2019 National Health Security Preparedness Index found that overall the US’ ability to manage health emergencies has improved over the last six years.
The capability standards serve as a state, local, tribal, and territorial resource to assess, build, and sustain jurisdictional public health agency preparedness and response capacity by further defining the jurisdictional public health agency ESF #8 role while guiding program improvement initiatives to address preparedness and response planning gaps.
Preparedness could be the difference between a contained local outbreak and a global pandemic if there was a smallpox attack in the Pacific today, a bioterrorism exercise held at UNSW Sydney discovered.
At “germ games” held in Washington, DC, pandemic planners looked at the threat posed by synthetic biology.
Federal, state, city, and medical partners of US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are awaiting its findings about the stockpiled personal protective equipment (PPE).
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) questioned 1,328 emergency room doctors between April 25 and May 6, and found a chilling picture of unreadiness.
This webinar discusses how preparedness officials and others can use the National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI) to improve their ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies that pose threats to population health.
This webinar discusses environmental health impacts of disasters and the safeguards in place to protect against those effects.
An annual assessment of the United States’ readiness for managing health emergencies improved significantly over the past five years, though regional differences remain.