Events like natural disasters and infectious disease outbreaks can pose a major threat to our health and well-being. Across the nation, RWJF supports efforts to help communities become more prepared for the next health emergency, and to strengthen capacity for a strong response and recovery. This collection provides insight to the Foundation's work in this area.
The Latest on Emergency Preparedness and Response
The 2016 findings from the National Health Security Preparedness Index aim to help local governments, public health departments and others find ways to better protect communities across the nation from the health impacts of disasters.
It's an unfortunate reality that our nation spends billions of dollars to respond to disasters, which is why disaster planning must move beyond a narrow focus and instead create an optimally healthy community.
Hurricane Katrina left a path of destruction, death, and suffering in its wake. Its uneven recovery has taught us valuable lessons about community resiliency that will help us prepare for the next storm and beyond.