The 2013-2014 National Snapshot of Public Health Preparedness
Friday, January 24, 2014
The 2013-2014 National Snapshot of Public Health Preparedness is the CDC’s fifth preparedness report, demonstrating how federal investments enhance the nation’s ability to respond to public health threats and emergencies. We present activities that occurred during 2012 and 2013 in the framework of CDC’s three priorities. The three priorities are:
– Improving health security at home and around the world
– Better preventing the leading causes of illness, injury, disability, and death
– Strengthening public health through collaboration with healthcare
This snapshot also includes PHEP awardee fact sheets that present available data to display trends and document progress related to 3 of the 15 preparedness capabilities: public health laboratory testing, emergency operations coordination, and emergency public information and warning. Fact sheets also highlight Technical Assistance Review scores and CDC resources that supported state, local, and insular areas’ preparedness activities. The report represents an opportunity to showcase the results of the collective investments, initiatives, and activities focused on improving public health preparedness.
The complete report and individual sections of the report are available for downloading as separate pdf files.