To continuously improve the Index, measures are added and retired each year to reflect both expansions in scientific knowledge about preparedness capabilities and changes in available data sources and measures. Stakeholders are invited to recommend new measures for inclusion, changes to existing measure definitions and specifications, and deletion of existing measures for future releases of the Index.

The Index is now soliciting recommendations for new and revised measures to be considered for the 2019 release of the Index, and all suggestions to add, modify or delete measures should be submitted to the link below by July 31, 2018.

Recommendations are particularly encouraged for new measures that reflect environmental and occupational health capabilities and capacity for planning for, responding to, and recovering from health emergencies, as are measures that reflect the social, economic, and/or environmental dimensions of preparedness and resiliency. For the 2019 release, we are also interested in suggestions for measures and data sources that capture preparedness for the 3,142 U.S. counties and 91 county-equivalents.

Learn about criteria for measure inclusion and submit your recommendations here.