March 19, 2019//,

Beyond the Numbers: Strategic Uses of the Index to Engage Communities and Shape Policies

By: Glen Mays, PhD, MPH

For those of you attending the 2019 National Preparedness Summit in St. Louis next week, please join us for a very special Learning Session exploring real-world examples of how a seemingly simple set...

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  • March 2, 2018//,

    Just Making Sure? Laboratory Capabilities and National Health Security

    by Glen Mays, PhD, MPH

    It doesn’t require deep thinking to appreciate the importance of public health laboratories to national health security. Labs detect disease outbreaks as early and quickly as possible. Labs...

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  • November 10, 2017

    Let’s Use Data to be Ready for the Next Unpredictable Emergency

    By: Dane Matthew, MAEd, MMAS

    Every week seems to bring a new health emergency or disaster. More and more Californians are evacuating their homes in the face of wildfires and more than 80 percent of residents in Puerto Rico still...

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  • November 1, 2017//, ,

    Expert Q&A: Using the Index in Colorado

    The National Health Security Preparedness Index team interviews Dane Matthew, director of Emergency Preparedness and Response in Colorado The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment...

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  • October 2, 2017//,

    Colorado Rises to the Challenge as the Preparedness Index Innovator for 2017

    By: Glen Mays, PhD, MPH

    We’re excited to announce the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as the inaugural Preparedness Index Innovator for 2017! We launched the Preparedness Innovator Challenge earlier...

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  • September 27, 2017//, ,

    In Review: Business and Health Security: The Bottom Line on Preparedness

    By: Glen P. Mays, PhD, MPH

    In the midst of hurricane response and recovery efforts, we recently convened business and health experts for a robust virtual discussion about how disasters affect the economy, business, and...

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  • September 7, 2017//,

    Ignore at Your Peril: Environmental and Occupational Dimensions of Health Security

    By: Anna G. Hoover, PhD, MA and Glen P. Mays, PhD, MPH

    Disasters always have environmental contributors and consequences. Hurricane Harvey provides the latest reminder of this fact as Gulf coast responders assess risks and resiliencies in the affected...

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  • June 22, 2017//,

    Planning Matters: How a Culture of Evidence-Based Policymaking Can Enhance Health Security

    By: Michael Childress, M.A.

    The National Health Security Preparedness Index measures the nation’s health security from a broad, multi-sectoral perspective using nearly 140 measures from more than 50 different sources. The...

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  • March 31, 2017//,

    A Potentially Unhealthy Mix: How Workplace Practices Can Either Enhance or Exacerbate Health Preparedness

    By: Michael Childress, M.A.

      The National Health Security Preparedness Index measures the nation’s health security and preparedness—that is, the nation’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from...

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  • March 6, 2017//

    Preparing for Emergencies: Using the Index

    By: Alonzo Plough, PhD, MPH

    We hope the National Health Security Preparedness Index will serve as a useful tool that can provide insights into where states and communities should focus resources and attention.

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  • October 27, 2016

    Equal Protection? What Zika and Big Data Reveal About Health Security Preparedness Across the U.S.

    by Glen P. Mays PhD, MPH

    Public health officials are breathing a little easier this month after Congress passed a stop-gap spending bill on September 29 that included $1.1 billion in new federal funding for Zika response...

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