Congressional Briefing and National Webinar: Ready or Not 2022: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism


April 26, 2022 • Webinar

As the nation enters its third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s report calls for urgent investment to create a public health system able to protect all Americans’ health during emergencies. The report measures states’ degree of preparedness to respond to a wide spectrum of health emergencies and to provide ongoing public health services.

A panel of subject matter experts discussed the nation’s readiness for public health emergencies, examined the findings of the report, and discussed key recommendations for policymakers.


Trust for America’s Health

Office of Minority Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Articles shared by Céline Gounder, MD, ScM, FIDSA


  • Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH,MA
    Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Equity Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Thomas Dobbs, MD, MPH
    State Health Officer, Mississippi State Department of Health
  • Céline Gounder, MD, ScM, FIDSA
    Senior Fellow & Editor-at-Large for Public Health Kaiser Health News/Kaiser Family Foundation


  • Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, TFAH President & CEO
    Dr. J. Nadine Gracia is the President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public health policy, research and advocacy organization that promotes optimal health for every person and community.