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May 11, 2021 33 min

 In this podcast we learn about the National Health Security Preparedness Index This index gets an annual update and looks at the public health readiness of all 50 states and Washington, D.C.  The show’s guest is Glen Mays, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy, Colorado School of Public Health. We discuss what criteria is used to achieve ratings and how over 200 data points are used to achieve a state-by-state rating. Additionally, we look at the pandemic and what it showed about public health readiness and plans to improve the functioning of the index. The new 2021 index will launch on June 9, 2021. 

This episode is sponsored by The Blue Cell, a by design crisis and consequence management consulting firm with a primary focus on education and training for government at all levels, non governmental agencies and private sector entities engaged in incident and emergency management activities.

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