Public Health Preparedness
NACCHO’s preparedness work focuses on activities related to both practice and policy. NACCHO creates new tools and improves existing ones to help local health departments enhance their readiness to respond to public health emergencies and other disasters. NACCHO also serves as a conduit through which local input can reach and effect positive change on national initiatives.
Throughout the summer, NACCHO will host several free webinars to bring you the latest research and model practices in the field of public health preparedness. Featured speakers will include federal partners, local and state health officials, and other experts discussing topics important to local health departments.
United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Developing and Implementing National Guidance and Policy
Speakers: Sally Phillips, RN, PhD, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA); Edward Gabriel, MPA, EMT-P, CEM, CBCP, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HHS
Emergency Management and Public Health Preparedness
Speakers: Todd Talbert, Associate Director for Program Planning and Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Raphael “Ray” Barishansky, Director, Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Connecticut Department of Health; Debbi Parker, Preparedness Coordinator, Waco-McLennon County (TX) Public Health District; Alicia Hernandez, Program Administrator- Nursing Division, Waco-McLennon County (TX) Public Health District
Assess Your Local Health Department's Administrative Preparedness Capabilities
NACCHO has produced two new reports that are beneficial to local health departments who are assessing their administrative preparedness capabilities in light of H7N9. "Administrative Preparedness Authorities: Suggested Steps for Health Departments" examines existing and potential authorities that may provide local health departments with the capability to expedite administrative preparedness processes during an emergency. "Administrative Preparedness: Emergency Procurement Strategies for Health Departments" assists local health department officials and fiscal agents in assessing their day-to-day procurement capacity and establishing what impact an emergency may have on the procurement process within their agencies.
Connecting the Dots between SNS and Collaborative Partnerships: The 12 Most Valuable Lessons Learned
Learn how your local health department can benefit from collaborative partnerships related to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) with 12, easy-to-digest five minute videos. This presentation illuminates the "story behind the story" for 12 SNS-related collaborative efforts across the country in a fast-paced, thought-provoking format.
As an Ignite Presentation during the 2013 Public Health Preparedness Summit, this session was based on the Ignite and Pecha Kucha formats that are often used by the technology community to share ideas and pitches. Each presenter had five minutes and 20 slides to get their message across to the audience.More »