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.
The Index is an annual assessment of the nation’s preparedness for managing health emergencies. Through the aggregation and measurement of key preparedness data in all 50 states, it provides the most comprehensive picture available of health security and preparedness in the United States.Read more
RWJF has been following the devastating effects of Tropical Storm Harvey. On behalf of the Foundation, Richard Besser expresses concern for those who have felt this devastating tragedy personally.
National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and RWJF Award $10.8 Million to Build Healthy, Resilient Coastal CommunitiesJuly 18, 2017 | News Release
Four projects awarded, aimed at enhancing the science and practice of resilience in coastal communities located in the Gulf of Mexico region.
An annual assessment finds America’s preparedness for managing health emergencies is improving. But progress is slow, and deep regional inequities remain.
RWJF released results of the 2017 National Health Security Preparedness Index, which found that the United States scored a 6.8 on a 10-point scale for preparedness—a 1.5 percent improvement over the last year.
Experts agree that we can expect more natural disasters, terrorist events and novel infectious diseases in our lifetimes. This issue brief highlights the crucial role of nurses and interprofessional communication in preparation for emergencies.