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.
2014 Preparedness Summit
The Preparedness Summit provides professional development opportunities for those working at all levels in public health and healthcare through a variety of interactive workshops, sessions, and town halls that are not available in any other venue. This year’s Summit theme is “Stronger Together: Aligning Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities to Protect Our Communities,” and will take place April 1-4, 2014, in Atlanta. Summit presenters offer new perspectives on common challenges by sharing their best practices, toolkits, and lessons learned. Networking opportunities abound with a diverse mix of federal, state, and local officials, as well as nonprofits, private healthcare organizations, and academic professionals. Don’t miss out on outstanding learning and networking opportunities during the 2014 Preparedness Summit; register today at www.preparednesssummit.org.More »
NACCHO is pleased to announce the launch of "The Preparedness Brief Blog." This new blog explores preparedness issues through the lens of local public health, and will share the latest news, articles, and upcoming opportunities in local public health preparedness. The Preparedness Brief Blog will replace NACCHO's bi-monthly Preparedness Brief newsletter. Those who are currently subscribed to the newsletter will continue to receive a regular email newsletter with a digest of posts from the blog. Please make sure that firstname.lastname@example.org is on your safe senders list. View back issues of the Preparedness Brief newsletter, and read the new blog. More »
Throughout the summer, NACCHO hosted several free webinars to bring you the latest research and model practices in the field of public health preparedness. Featured speakers included federal partners, local and state health officials, and other experts discussing topics important to local health departments. View archived webinars now. More »