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Worth It? Quantifying the Value of Healthcare Preparedness Using the National Health Security Index
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When: Wednesday, June 14
Noon Central Time
Nebraska 68198
United States
Contact: Kristine Sanger

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Healthcare preparedness is too often invisible and poorly understood by the public, rarely receiving priority attention and resources except during instances of immediate crisis.  Even seasoned professionals face blind spots in their understanding the health security system as a whole and in their efforts to strengthen health protections that lie outside their immediate control.  The National Health Security Index provides a tool for assessing the strength of the health security system in each U.S. state and for the nation as a whole, and tracking progress over time. Aggregating large volumes of data from national household surveys, medical records, safety inspection results, and surveys of health agencies and facilities, the Index offers a broad, multi-sector view of health security. This session will explore ways in which healthcare emergency preparedness professionals can use the Index to quantify the value of their work to national health security, while also monitoring progress and leading improvements across the system.    



Glen P. Mays, MPH, PhD (confirmed) 

Scutchfield Endowed Professor of Health Services and Systems Research

Director, UK Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research

Director, National Health Security Preparedness Index Program Office

Department of Health Management & Policy, College of Public Health

The University of Kentucky

111 Washington Avenue  #201, Lexington, KY 40536-0003

Phone: 859.218.2029  |  Email:

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Suzet McKinney, DrPH, MPH, Executive Director, Illinois Medical District Commission, smckinney@MEDICALDISTRICT.ORG ; Admin: Karen Ewing,, 312.738.5804 (invited)


Robert Burhans, Health Emergency Management Consultant, New York,, 845.679.1131 (invited)

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