In our busy daily lives, the widespread availability of high-tech medical devices that diagnose and treat patients rarely tops our list of concerns. Whether it's a ventilator, pacemaker, stent, or any of the thousands of potentially life-saving interventions, the very existence of these instruments is...

Omicron is one of the more recent variants of concern of COVID-19. The variant was first identified by scientists in South Africa on November 24, 2021 and was later detected in the US on December 1, 2021. Omicron is more likely to spread than previous variants, including the...

Healthcare Ready has spent the last two years working to address the supply chain vulnerabilities that were both identified and exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. This work wouldn’t have been possible without the continued collaboration between our public health and private sector partners, who continue...

It’s flu season again! Flu season is typically from October to May in the northern hemisphere. Like last year, we are still in the COVID-19 pandemic, which changes both how influenza (commonly known as the flu) affects us and the necessary precautions we must take. Flu...

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed gaps and vulnerabilities across the US health system and required novel strategic partnerships to identify solutions and effectively respond. Some successes that new partnerships have achieved include increasing research for medical countermeasures, enhancing community education, identifying and addressing health care disparities...

Community health centers carry a heavy weight and responsibility every day. According to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), community health centers help “increase access to crucial primary care by reducing barriers such as cost, lack of insurance, distance, and language for their patients.” These...

Last year’s holiday season marked the biggest surge of COVID-19 cases so far in the US – from September 2020 to January 2021. Confirmed new COVID cases went from an average of around 36,000 per day in September 2020 to a peak of more than 250,000...