Results from the second annual National Health Security Preparedness Index

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Contact: CDC Media Relations
404-639-3286

Today, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and more than 35 development partners, released its second report of the National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI). The NHSPI graded the nation’s preparedness for natural disasters, terrorism, and disease pandemics at 7.4 out of 10.

This year’s index includes updated data and new content, especially in the areas of Health Care Delivery and Environmental Health.

To learn more about the NHSPI and the 2014 results, visit www.nhspi.org.

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