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NHSPI to Evaluate Health Security Preparedness

Dec 29, 2013

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and 20 other development partners, announce the release of the new National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI). The NHSPI examines the health security preparedness of the nation by looking collectively at data collected from states, and helps guide efforts to achieve a higher level of health security preparedness. It also lists individual state scores and highlights where gaps exist so that states can drive improvements and increase accountability in their preparedness efforts. While the Index scores are measured at a state level, local health departments can use the data to drive local change and discuss with state and federal partners how their preparedness efforts have influenced the Index. For more information, click here.