How do we know how prepared our nation is to handle emergency health issues or maintain our national health security? The National Health Security Preparedness Index ( NHSPI ) is the nation’s best tool for assessing how prepared we are for health threats like natural disasters, epidemics or other health emergencies.
We helped prepare and release the 2016 Index as a decision-making tool that can be used by many to improve health security preparedness. We developed messages that highlight the need for national health security preparedness measurement and how it is a shared responsibility. We engaged stakeholders from the public health, preparedness, health care and government sectors to ensure a collaborative approach. Media tactics included an online presence for the Index, national and local media, and social media presence.