Ready or Not: Public Health and Emergency Preparedness

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has released its latest report in a series on public health emergency preparedness in America: Ready or Not 2020: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism

Pointing to a number of recent public health emergencies, the report emphasizes the importance of preparing for such crises. The report groups all fifty states and the District of Colombia into three tiers based on 10 Top-Priority Indicators of State Public Health Preparedness which include factors such as public health funding and patient safety in hospitals.

Additionally, the report identifies Recommendations for Policy Action in 7 Priority Areas which range from the prevention of outbreaks and pandemics to preparing for environmental threats or extreme weather.

For more information on the topics addressed visit the  HSDL Featured Topic on Pandemics and Epidemics or view other resources related to bioterrorism or emergency preparedness.  Please note that an HSDL login is required to view some of these resources.

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