In this new episode, Alonzo Plough and Glen Mays discuss the 2021 release of the National Health Security Preparedness Index. Their conversation specifically focuses on ways the Index can be used across sectors to mitigate COVID-19, advance health equity, and prepare for future public health emergencies.

Alonzo Plough, PhD, MPH, is the chief science officer and vice president of Research-Evaluation-Learning at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Glen Mays is the director of the NHSPI Program Office and chair of the Department of Health, Management, and Policy at the Colorado School of Public Health.