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Healthcare Ready reflects on successes from last year that led to innovating local, equitable resiliency and recovery strategies, and looks ahead to building upon these successes in 2023 and beyond.

Dr. Victoria Cargill, Sr. Director for Health Equity at the Milken Institute shares an insightful perspective on what’s truly required to establish lasting health equity, the factors that contribute to ongoing gaps, and how leaders across the public health ecosystem can work to reduce health disparities across black populations.

Faced with smaller operating budgets, greater spending restrictions, and other limitations, how do community health centers weather disaster-related supply chain disruptions? Read our report Supply Ready, for leading practices on disaster-related supply chain resilience and ways to increase purchasing power, leverage partnerships, and optimize donations during disasters.

Healthcare Ready’s Report to Congress: Protecting National Public Health and Health Care Infrastructure for the Next Disaster calls for greater federal oversight and interagency communication and coordination in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. Read Healthcare Ready’s findings and recommendations to Congress and federal agencies to ensure that our nation is prepared and equipped to respond to the next disaster.

Healthcare Ready is monitoring impacts for the pediatric surge in respiratory illnesses caused by viruses, especially Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Our focus is to ensure resources are available in sufficient quantities so that the most vulnerable communities are appropriately prioritized and making sure scarce or limited resources are adequately reaching the communities that need it most.

Healthcare Ready is marking 15 years of helping all communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters and disease outbreaks. All month long, we’re highlighting the partnerships that drive our work to strengthen our healthcare supply chain and address health inequities in communities throughout the nation.

Healthcare Ready’s Poxvirus Map shows important information about the current monkeypox virus outbreak in the US. The map consists of three different views: JYNNEOS Vaccine Distribution, Reported Cases, and Emergency Declarations. This tool is updated regularly.

Healthcare Ready’s Hurricane Map shows important information about healthcare facilities in impacted areas. This tool is updated regularly.

It is a privilege to be appointed as the new executive director of Healthcare Ready, an organization whose work I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside for years. I am inspired by the commitment and talent of the Healthcare Ready team past and present.