Keystone has partnered with government agencies, communities, and stakeholders for over 15 years to develop planning and response strategies for disruptive events like natural disasters and pandemics. Our work has:
- Informed the federal response to the H1N1 pandemic;
- Identified lessons learned from the response to the Ebola outbreak at the state and local level;
- Strengthened preparedness for a range of terrorist attack scenarios and natural disasters;
- Helped identify needs of the Strategic National Stockpile; and
- Guided plans for allocating scarce resources during a public health emergency.
Preparing for and responding to widespread public health emergencies requires skilled collaboration between sectors, disciplines, organizations, and cultures that transcends jurisdictions and traditional boundaries. It also takes learning from previous health and natural disasters to shape policy, inform recommendations, and build or strengthen partnerships between organizations and individuals working on the front lines to keep our society as safe as possible. Keystone draws on its deep experience to help leaders and policymakers in every field gather data, engage with stakeholders, and build agreement for system-level changes to improve resilience for future crises.