Infographic: How to Build a Pandemic-Ready Public Health System

A new commentary published in a special JPHMP supplement COVID-19 and Public Health: Looking Back, Moving Forward describes the limited capabilities of the US public health response to COVID-19. “Four Steps to Building the Public Health System Needed to Cope With the Next Pandemic” explains how our failure to invest in our nation’s state and local governmental public health infrastructure, as well as key federal programs, risks a large loss of life from future infectious disease threats, and during crises, jeopardizes the economy and the normal functioning of society. Authors of the paper outline the necessary actions required to better prepare for future crises.

The infographic below summarizes four steps that must be taken in order to prepare for the next public health crisis. Read the article for FREE here: Download a PDF of the infographic here: How to Build a Pandemic-Ready Public Health System or click the image below.


Brian Castrucci

Brian Castrucci, DrPH, MA

Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, MA, is the Chief Executive Officer of the de Beaumont Foundation where he has played a key role in building the Foundation into a leading voice in health philanthropy and public health practice. Under his leadership, the de Beaumont Foundation is driving change to improve population health, foster collaboration between public health and primary care, and strengthen the nation’s public health infrastructure. An award-winning epidemiologist with 10 years of experience working in state and local health departments, Castrucci brings a unique background to the philanthropic sector that allows him to shape and implement visionary and practical initiatives and partnerships and bring together research and practice to improve public health. Among the projects he has spearheaded are CityHealth, the BUILD Health Challenge, and the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey.

Chrissie Juliano, MPP

Chrissie Juliano, MPP, is the Executive Director of the Big Cities Health Coalition. BCHC is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the more than 62 million people they serve. Ms. Juliano was the Deputy Director of BCHC from December 2014 to June 2015.


Thomas V. Inglesby, MD

Thomas V. Inglesby, MD, is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health which is dedicated to protecting people’s health from the consequences of epidemics and disasters. He’s a practicing infectious disease physician and his work is internationally recognized in the fields of pandemic preparedness, emerging disease, and biological threats.