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[Editorial] An ounce of prevention

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released its fourth annual National Health Security Preparedness Index report for the USA, and while there is slow improvement, the results still contain warnings for the state of health security in the USA. The index uses over 200 individual measures across six domains. They range from incident and information management to environmental and occupational health, in order to take a snapshot of the state of preparedness for a health crisis; from an outbreak of expanding infectious diseases, such as Zika or a severe influenza outbreak, to climate-change-fuelled floods and droughts that might displace large numbers of people.