The Index’s conceptual framework and structure was developed by a broad collection of health security and preparedness stakeholders.
Actions to monitor and detect health threats, and to identify where hazards start and spread so that they can be contained rapidly.
Actions to develop and maintain supportive relationships among government agencies, community organizations, and individual households; and to develop shared plans for responding to disasters and emergencies.
Actions to deploy people, supplies, money and information to the locations where they are most effective in protecting health and safety.
Actions to ensure access to high quality medical services across the continuum of care during and after disasters and emergencies.
Actions to store and deploy medical and pharmaceutical products that prevent and treat the effects of hazardous substances and infectious diseases, including vaccines, prescription drugs, masks, gloves, and medical equipment.
Actions to maintain the security and safety of water and food supplies, to test for hazards and contaminants in the environment, and to protect workers and emergency responders from health hazards while on the job.