Strengthening national health security and preparedness helps build a culture of health.
The Index combines measures from multiple sources and perspectives to offer a broad view of the health protections in place for the nation as a whole and for each U.S. state. The Index identifies strengths as well as gaps in the protections needed to keep people safe and healthy in the face of large-scale public health threats, and it tracks how these protections vary across the U.S. and change over time.
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2013
2014
2015
6.7

confidence interval

6.5 - 6.8
0 National Preparedness Level 10
Key Findings
Preparedness by Domain
Health Security
Surveillance
7.5
Community Planning & Engagement
5.4
Incident & Information Management
8.4
Healthcare
Delivery
5.1
Countermeasure Management
7
Environmental & Occupational Health
6.4
*Full details of the Index methodological approach for 2016 are available here.
Drawing data from many sources, the National Health Security Preparedness Index is the most comprehensive look at each state's preparedness to date. It is also the first national index that looks at the nation’s health security by collectively measuring the preparedness of the states. The display of results on the NHSPI website takes into account both preparedness and model complexities; however, states face varying threats, apply preparedness principles in locally relevant ways, and have unique interdependencies. Explore the interactive map below to understand the range of influences on America’s health security and preparedness.
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2013
2014
2015
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Above National Average
Meets National Average
Below National Average
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Drawing data from many sources, the NHSPI is the most comprehensive look at each state's preparedness to date. It is also the first national index that looks at the nation’s health security by collectively measuring the preparedness of the states. Each face varying threats, apply preparedness principles in locally relevant ways, and have unique interdependencies. The display of results on the NHSPI website takes into account both preparedness and model complexities; however, states face varying threats, apply preparedness principles in locally relevant ways, and have unique interdependencies. Explore the interactive map below to understand the range of influences on America’s health security.
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California
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Washington
West Virginia
*Full details of the Index methodological approach for 2016 are available here.

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