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

  • Using Field Research To Improve Disaster Response

    In 2013, NACCHO awarded a Competitive Capacity Building Award to the Marin Medical Reserve Corps Foundation to explore best practices...

    Sep 17, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

  • Investments in Preparedness Help Mitigate Sheboygan, WI Tuberculosis Outbreak

    What happens when a scenic tourist destination faces a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak? Sheboygan, WI found out in the spring of 2013 when...

    Sep 17, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

  • Engaging Children in Preparedness

    Looking for ways to encourage children to think about preparedness? CDC’s family preparedness project called Ready Wrigley features...

    Sep 16, 2013 | Frances Bevington

  • New Criteria and Process Guide Available from Project Public Health Ready

    NACCHO’s Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) is pleased to announce the release of Version 7 of the PPHR criteria and Version 2 of the...

    Sep 16, 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

  • 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

    Using Field Research To Improve Disaster Response

    In 2013, NACCHO awarded a Competitive Capacity Building Award to the Marin Medical Reserve Corps Foundation to explore best practices in MMRC/CERT and MMRC/Hospital collaboration in Marin County, California. This article describes how we used modified field research to examine the contribution citizen first responders make immediately following a disaster and before they are officially deployed...

    Sep 17, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

    Investments in Preparedness Help Mitigate Sheboygan, WI Tuberculosis Outbreak

    What happens when a scenic tourist destination faces a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak? Sheboygan, WI found out in the spring of 2013 when a case of TB arose in a family in this city of nearly 50,000 on the shores of Lake Michigan. Although Sheboygan County averages three active cases of TB per year, it became clear as this year’s outbreak unfolded that this would not be an average year for Sheboygan.

    Sep 17, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

    Engaging Children in Preparedness

    Looking for ways to encourage children to think about preparedness? CDC’s family preparedness project called Ready Wrigley features activity books for ages 2-6 that follow a preparedness puppy as she tries to get her family ready for various events. The first two issues cover hurricane and earthquake preparedness. CDC plans to release Ready Wrigley app […]

    Sep 16, 2013 | Frances Bevington

    New Criteria and Process Guide Available from Project Public Health Ready

    NACCHO’s Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) is pleased to announce the release of Version 7 of the PPHR criteria and Version 2 of the PPHR re-recognition criteria. These new versions have been updated to align with the most current standards and federal guidelines, including CDC’s public health preparedness capabilities. PPHR has also released a new process […]

    Sep 16, 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

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