With Ida intensifying and threatening to hit the Gulf Coast as a category 4 hurricane, Healthcare Ready is activating our network of partners to help prepare and support the region’s healthcare and public health response in advance of this catastrophic event. What started as an informal...

As of early August, one-third (30%) of US adults remain unvaccinated. Those who are yet to be vaccinated include people who are hesitant and awaiting additional information, as well as populations living in hard-to-reach rural areas. Currently the 10 states with the lowest vaccination rates...

Every year, Healthcare Ready conducts and releases a National Disaster Preparedness Poll to increase communities’ disaster preparedness efforts across the United States. With an average of 17 hurricanes striking every decade and an annual average of 70 wildfires burning 7 million acres of land in the U.S., it’s not surprising that more than half...

On top of being harmful to our bodies, processing and coping with the damage of disasters has proven to be harmful to our emotions and minds as well. COVID-19 has brought loss and grief to over 600 thousand families so far, in addition to the universal hardships...

Coronavirus has not only brought devastation to the US, causing over 600,000 deaths as of August 2021, but it has also created serious challenges for those who continue to live through the pandemic. Approximately 1/3 of American’s economic situation has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in massive economic...