National Preparedness Report [2016]   [open pdf - 25MB]

"The 'National Preparedness Report' is an annual requirement of 'Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness'. The report evaluates and measures gains individuals and communities, private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and all levels of governments have made in preparedness and identifies where challenges remain. The 2016 'National Preparedness Report' focuses primarily on preparedness activities undertaken or reported during 2015 and summarizes progress in building, sustaining, and delivering the 32 core capabilities outlined in the 'National Preparedness Goal'. [...] Three core capabilities have demonstrated acceptable levels of performance, but face performance declines if not maintained to address emerging challenges. These capabilities to sustain are Planning; Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services; and Risk and Disaster Resilience Assessment. States and territories continue to be more prepared to achieve their targets for Response core capabilities, while they are least prepared to meet their targets in the Recovery mission area. Four core capabilities remain national areas for improvement- Cybersecurity, Economic Recovery, Housing, and Infrastructure Systems. Two additional core capabilities-Natural and Cultural Resources, and Supply Chain Integrity and Security- emerged as new national areas for improvement."

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