The 2013-2014 National Snapshot of Public Health Preparedness

Friday, January 24, 2014

2013 Report

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.