Drawing data from 64 sources, the 2020 Release includes six years of data from 2013 to 2019. The Index is the most comprehensive look at states' 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. States face varying threats, apply preparedness principles in locally relevant ways, and have unique interdependencies. The display of results on the Index website takes into account both preparedness and model complexities.
The overall preparedness level in Iowa stands at 7.1 for 2019. The national average is 6.8.
Iowa’s overall health security level reached 7.1 out of 10 in 2019, a 6.0% increase from 2013.
The overall health security level in Iowa was significantly above the national average health security level of 6.8 in 2019.
Iowa’s largest improvement occurred in the Healthcare Delivery domain, which increased by 19.6% between 2013-19.
Health security levels in 2019 declined in one domain: a decline of -1.1% occurring in Incident & Information Management.
Health security levels in 2019 significantly exceeded the national average in 4 domains: Incident & Information Management, Healthcare Delivery, Countermeasure Management, and Environmental & Occupational Health.
Health security levels in 2019 were significantly below the national average in one domain: Community Planning & Engagement.
The state’s highest health security level in 2019 occurred in the domain of Incident & Information Management with a value of 9.1.
The state’s lowest health security level in 2019 occurred in Community Planning & Engagement with a value of 4.8.