Preparing for Emergencies

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Oct 21 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST


National Health Security Preparedness Index: A valuable tool to improve preparedness

Please join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine how preparedness officials and others can use the National Health Security Preparedness Index to improve our ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies that pose threats to population health — such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and infectious diseases. This interactive, online discussion will provide opportunities for participants to learn from each other, ask questions, and share ideas for how the Index can be used and how we can continue to collaborate to close gaps in preparedness.

The Index is an annual assessment of health security and preparedness that measures how well the nation and individual states are prepared for minimizing the population health consequences arising from large-scale emergencies. The 2016 Index was released in April of this year.


Speakers include:

  • Stephen Redd, MD
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
  • Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
  • John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH
    Washington State — Secretary of Health
  • Glen Mays, PhD, MPH
    University of Kentucky College of Public Health — Scutchfield Endowed Professor of Health Services and Systems Research Director, NHSPI Program Management Office, University of Kentucky
  • Alonzo Plough, PhD, MPH
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Vice President, Research-Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer
  • Thomas Inglesby, MD (moderator; Chair of NHSPI National Advisory Committee)
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center — Director, Center for Health Security

Prior to the webinar, join the conversation and ask questions on Twitter at #NHSPI.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Chu.

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