Events like natural disasters and infectious disease outbreaks can pose a major threat to our health and well-being. Across the nation, RWJF is working to help communities become more prepared for health emergencies, and to strengthen community resilience and capacity for emergency response and recovery efforts.
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
Building on research around chronic stress and allostatic load at a personal level, this study explores whether high degrees of stress across a community could affect a community's ability to respond to future traumatic events.
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.
A landscape assessment of funding and research at the nexus of climate change and health, based on interviews with leading experts in government, academia, and the nonprofit and private sectors.