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 released results of the 2018 National Health Security Preparedness Index, which found that Deep South, Southwest, and Mountain West regions still lag behind in overall health security and emergency preparedness.
RWJF wants to learn how communities change norms, tackle inequities, and become more resilient. Community-partnered research is needed to understand how change happens so communities can turn the science of resilience into widely adopted practice.
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.