NACCHO Staff Mark National Preparedness Month 2013

To mark National Preparedness Month 2013, members of NACCHO’s staff organized and participated in two activities to enhance their...

Oct 01, 2013 | Admin

  • Connecticut Declares “Public Health Ready Day” in Honor of Earning Statewide PPHR...

    The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that each of Connecticut’s five Emergency Planning and Preparedness...

    Sep 18, 2013 | Frances Bevington

  • Medical Reserve Corps Units Help Their Communities Get Ready during National...

    Today is Get Ready Day, which reminds Americans to prepare themselves, their families, and their communities for all disasters and...

    Sep 17, 2013 | Admin

  • Initial 2013 Profile Study Shows Slow Economic Rebound at Local Health Departments

    By Sarah Newman, MPH, Research and Evaluation Analyst, NACCHO NACCHO periodically surveys a representative sample of America’s 2,800...

    Sep 11, 2013 | NacchoVoice

  • Investing in Public Health Preparedness: Moving Beyond Our Reactionary Funding Cycle

    Twelve years ago today, the United States experienced the worst terrorist attack on our soil, which since has shaped the ebb and flow...

    Sep 11, 2013 | Jack Herrmann

  • Integrating Extreme Weather Events into Preparedness Planning

    Authors: Resham Patel, MPH, Senior Program Analyst and Stacy Hosler, MSPH, Program Analyst; Public Health Preparedness, NACCHO In 2011...

    Sep 08, 2013 | Resham Patel

  • Recent Public Health Incidents Emphasize the Importance of Emergency Preparedness...

    By Jack Herrmann, MSEd., NCC, LMHC, Senior Advisor, Public Health Preparedness, NACCHO Across the nation, the importance and amount of...

    Sep 04, 2013 | NacchoVoice

  • Director of Emergency Management Michele Askenazi Recounts her Health Department’s...

    By Ian Goldstein, Web Specialist, NACCHO Michele Askenazi has served as Director of Emergency Management at the Tri-County Health...

    Jul 10, 2013 | NacchoVoice

  • NACCHO Staff Mark National Preparedness Month 2013

    To mark National Preparedness Month 2013, members of NACCHO’s staff organized and participated in two activities to enhance their understanding of preparedness. Staff conducted the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) zombie preparedness simulation and a screening and discussion of the plausibility of the response in the film, Contagion.

    Oct 01, 2013 | Admin

    Connecticut Declares “Public Health Ready Day” in Honor of Earning Statewide PPHR Recognition

    The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that each of Connecticut’s five Emergency Planning and Preparedness Regions have been recognized by NACCHO’s Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) for their ability to respond to public health emergencies. Connecticut is now the fourth state in the nation to achieve statewide recognition. In honor of the recognition, […]

    Sep 18, 2013 | Frances Bevington

    Medical Reserve Corps Units Help Their Communities Get Ready during National Preparedness Month

    Today is Get Ready Day, which reminds Americans to prepare themselves, their families, and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters, and other emergencies. While it is important to take the time today to prepare for a disaster or emergency, Americans should be prepared all year for any unforeseen event.

    Sep 17, 2013 | Admin

    Initial 2013 Profile Study Shows Slow Economic Rebound at Local Health Departments

    By Sarah Newman, MPH, Research and Evaluation Analyst, NACCHO NACCHO periodically surveys a representative sample of America’s 2,800 local health departments (LHDs) to measure the impact of the economic recession on LHDs. This year, we included questions regarding budget cuts, job losses, and program reductions as a part of the 2013 National Profile of Local […]

    Sep 11, 2013 | NacchoVoice

    Investing in Public Health Preparedness: Moving Beyond Our Reactionary Funding Cycle

    Twelve years ago today, the United States experienced the worst terrorist attack on our soil, which since has shaped the ebb and flow of public health preparedness policy and funding. Catastrophic events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the H1N1 influenza outbreak led to an infusion of federal funding to state and local governments that soon dried up after each response ended.

    Sep 11, 2013 | Jack Herrmann

    Integrating Extreme Weather Events into Preparedness Planning

    Authors: Resham Patel, MPH, Senior Program Analyst and Stacy Hosler, MSPH, Program Analyst; Public Health Preparedness, NACCHO In 2011 and 2012, the United States experienced 25 extreme weather events—storms, floods, droughts, heat waves, and wildfires—that each caused at least $1 billion in damages.[1] These events resulted in a total price tag of over $174 billion […]

    Sep 08, 2013 | Resham Patel

    Recent Public Health Incidents Emphasize the Importance of Emergency Preparedness Funding

    By Jack Herrmann, MSEd., NCC, LMHC, Senior Advisor, Public Health Preparedness, NACCHO Across the nation, the importance and amount of public health preparedness funding is under scrutiny at federal, state, and local levels. At the national level, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA) was signed into law by President Obama in March 2013. […]

    Sep 04, 2013 | NacchoVoice

    Director of Emergency Management Michele Askenazi Recounts her Health Department’s Response to the Mass Shooting in Aurora, CO

    By Ian Goldstein, Web Specialist, NACCHO Michele Askenazi has served as Director of Emergency Management at the Tri-County Health Department in Greenwood Village, CO, for six years. Tri-County Health Department led the medical response after the mass shooting in an Aurora, CO, movie theater in July 2012. The following is part of an excerpt from […]

    Jul 10, 2013 | NacchoVoice

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