Tagged: preparedness

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Streamlining Emergency Management

The U.S. emergency management system has met a number of increasingly difficult challenges in recent years, such as extended wildfire seasons, more intense storms, and of course an ongoing global pandemic. In fact, FEMA noted that “the number of annual disasters that [they] have managed has tripled in the past...

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Recommendations for Building a National Public Health System

The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a National Public Health System issued a set of recommendations for Congress, the Biden-Harris administration, and states, localities, tribes, and territories to transform public health in the United States. The nonpartisan commission believed that the coronavirus pandemic exposed fundamental weaknesses of the U.S. approach to...

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2021 GHS Index – All Countries Unprepared to Meet Future Global Health Threats

The 2021 Global Health Security (GHS) Index Report: Advancing Collective Action and Accountability Amid Global Crisis presents a sobering assessment of the state of global public health preparedness. Despite significant steps taken by countries to respond to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, all countries remain dangerously unprepared to meet...

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Mitigation Framework Leadership Group Pushes Forward on Investing in Resilience

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released the “National Mitigation Investment Strategy: Mitigation Framework Leadership Group” report, which focuses on the role of the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group (MitFLG) in achieving the mitigation core capabilities of the National Mitigation Framework. The MitFLG is responsible for coordinating the implementation of...

Preparing for Disaster at the Local Level

The New America Foundation recently released a publication titled “All Disasters Are Local. Resilience Should Be, Too,” about the upsurge being observed in natural disasters and steps that can be taken to be better prepared. The report is a summary of presentations and talks from various experts and participants who...