TFAH President & CEO Dr. J. Nadine Gracia speaks to JHU’s Public Health on Call podcast about the steps necessary to improve state and national emergency response readiness.


J. Nadine Gracia, M.D., MSCE, President and CEO of the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health podcast, Public Health on Call to discuss the nation’s and states’ readiness to respond to public health emergencies and the findings of TFAH’s Ready or Not 2023: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism report.

“As we transition out of the emergency phase of the pandemic, now is not the time to turn our focus away from public health,” Dr. Gracia told podcast host Dr. Joshua Sharfstein.  In addition, Dr. Gracia highlights the importance of sustained public health funding, as well as a  focus on health equity. Listen to the full interview.

TFAH hosted the  Congressional Briefing and National Webinar, Ready or Not 2023 on May 3, where a panel of experts discussed national emergency preparedness and areas for additional focus.