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The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Released the 2016 National Preparedness Report

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2016 7:03 PM

FEMA released the 2016 National Preparedness Report, evaluating the state of the nation’s readiness. The Report provides examples of preparedness progress in recent years, areas where improvement is needed, and findings related to public health.

The Report established the following key findings that pertain to public health:
• Protection
• Mitigation
• Response
• Recovery

“Three core capabilities have demonstrated acceptable levels of performance, but face performance declines if not maintained to address emerging challenges,” the Report states. “These capabilities to sustain are Planning; Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services; and Risk and Disaster Resilience Assessment.”

New research and recent Federal initiatives encourage decision-makers to integrate health considerations into disaster recovery planning. The Federal Government is increasing health information-sharing systems by improving pre-disaster recovery planning and post-disaster research experiences for health and social services.

Additional information regarding the Report is available here.

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