The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has tasked the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to provide recommendations to the public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) program based upon experience and lessons learned from COVID-19. The goal is to develop a report that informs the CDC with considerations for the next generation or the evolution of PHEP.
To accomplish this, NACCHO is recruiting members to provide feedback on PHEP. Specifically, NACCHO is seeking to engage local and tribal preparedness coordinators that are directly involved with the PHEP program at their local agencies.
Once the group is finalized, NACCHO will hold 90-minute monthly calls to gain recommendations into advancing the PHEP program. The anticipated start date will be July 2021 with monthly meetings over the course of eight months.
In addition to the monthly calls, there will be other opportunities to contribute recommendations. NACCHO will be utilizing its platform, Virtual Communities, for participants to provide written feedback on the PHEP program. This will be a great resource to share ideas, make comments, and interact with others.
If you are interested in participating, or would like more information on this project, please click here to have your information added to the interest form. Please respond by close of business Friday, July 9.