In the Spotlight
Federally Qualified Health Centers and Public Health Emergencies- Opportunities and Challenges for State and Local Public Health
NACCHO, with the National Association of Community Health Centers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, hosted this hour-long webinar on Feb. 28, 2013. The webinar provided a brief overview of the functioning of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), highlighted collaborative efforts between health departments and FQHCs, such as the community partnership that formed in Boston during the 2012-2013 flu season, and explored opportunities for future partnerships between public health and FQHCs.View the recording.
HPP and PHEP Program Alignment Webinar
NACCHO, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of State and Local Readiness and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), hosted the webinar "Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program Grant Alignment." The webinar provided an overview of findings from PHEP applications, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and CDCHPP and PHEP grant alignment efforts, and potential implications for LHDs. Click here to watch the free archived recording of this January 17 webinar.
ASPR 101 Webinar
NACCHO hosted the webinar, "ASPR 101," featuring Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Edward Gabriel and other members of the ASPR staff who provided an introduction to the important role ASPR plays in overall preparedness for, response to, and recovery from public health and medical emergencies. To watch the archived recording of this January 23 webinar, click here.
PPD #8 Webinar
Various elements of Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness (PPD #8) are currently being implemented across the county. NACCHO hosted the webinar, "What PPD #8 Means to County and City Public Health and Medical Practitioners," on June 6. Featured speakers were Harry Mayer, PPD #8 Coordinator and Regional Emergency Coordinator/Field Supervisor, ASPR and Christine Kosmos, Director, Division of State and Local Readiness, CDC. Click here to view the archived recording of this webinar.
On January 28, 2013, NACCHO hosted the webinar "Working Together: Federal Plans for Medical Countermeasure Use in Public Health Emergencies and Their Impact on the Public Health Community." This webinar was designed to increase knowledge about the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasure Enterprise (PHEMCE) and its recently released 2012 PHEMCE Strategy and Implementation Plan. The featured speaker was the Senior Science Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, George W. Korch, Jr., Ph.D. Dr. Korch provided participants with an overview of the PHEMCE and current federal plans for ensuring medical countermeasure preparedness. He specifically highlighted the areas where these federal plans may intersect and impact local and state health department planning.
To view the archived webinar, please click here.
To view a closed captioned version of the webinar, please click here.
PHEP 102 Webinar
The PHEP 102 video is designed to provide a high-level overview of the structure of the PHEP capabilities, including the relationship between the capabilities, and their functions, tasks, resource elements, and associated performance measures. More »
NACCHO, in conjunction with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of State and Local Readiness and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), hosted the webinar “Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and the Local Health Department” on