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Public Health Preparedness

icon_phpreparedness100NACCHO’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.

In the Spotlight

Each September, preparedness efforts and activities are highlighted through National Preparedness Month. NACCHO encourages local health departments to take advantage of Preparedness Month to engage families, communities, businesses, and other regional partners in preparedness activities.

NACCHO is joining Preparedness Month efforts by creating a Preparedness Pledge campaign where local health departments are able to commit to conducting activities that promote preparedness. Local health department staff can take the NACCHO Preparedness Pledge by filling out a short survey to document the activities their health department will do as part of Preparedness Month.

Learn more about how NACCHO is taking its own Preparedness Pledge by conducting weekly activities in the month of September based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) themes. More »


NACCHO's Preparedness Brief Blog features ongoing coverage of Ebola and tools and resources for local health departments preparing for cases of Ebola in their communities. Visit CDC's newsroom and the World Health Organization's website for recent Ebola updates. More »

Preparedness Brief Blog

NACCHO launched the "The Preparedness Brief Blog" to explore preparedness issues through the lens of local public health. The blog shares the latest news, articles, and upcoming opportunities in local public health preparedness. The Preparedness Brief Blog has replaced 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 is on your safe senders list. View back issues of the Preparedness Brief newsletter, and read the blog. More »