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

  • Preparedness Photo Contest in Southwest Nebraska

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department is celebrating National Preparedness Month with a photo contest for youth (ages 8-18)...

    Sep 13, 2013 | Frances Bevington

  • CDC Looks at Preparedness from a Historical Perspective

    During National Preparedness Month, CDC’s Public Health Matters blog will be covering the history of preparedness and how it has...

    Sep 12, 2013 | Frances Bevington

  • 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

  • Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) August Report

    Chair: Chris Hoff; Staff: Samantha Morgan and Naomi Rennard PPAG held its monthly call on Aug. 7. The group received a briefing on the...

    Sep 05, 2013 | Frances Bevington

  • 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

  • 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

    Preparedness Photo Contest in Southwest Nebraska

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department is celebrating National Preparedness Month with a photo contest for youth (ages 8-18) reports the McCook Daily Gazette. Participants submit photos of themselves with their disaster kit along with a list of supplies and an explanation of their kit. Four winners will be selected to win a $50 iTunes gift […]

    Sep 13, 2013 | Frances Bevington

    CDC Looks at Preparedness from a Historical Perspective

    During National Preparedness Month, CDC’s Public Health Matters blog will be covering the history of preparedness and how it has shaped the agency’s response to disasters. Topics will include 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina and how those events led to adoption of CDC’s IMS structure and state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Topics will also include major […]

    Sep 12, 2013 | Frances Bevington

    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

    Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) August Report

    Chair: Chris Hoff; Staff: Samantha Morgan and Naomi Rennard PPAG held its monthly call on Aug. 7. The group received a briefing on the Anthrax Preparedness and Protection Pilot Program from Aaron Firoved, DHS, and Jim Hayslett, CDC. The current goal of the pilot is to provide responders with a comprehensive program for education, vaccine […]

    Sep 05, 2013 | Frances Bevington

    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

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