Third National Climate Assessment Released

On May 6, the National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) released its third National Climate Assessment...

May 03, 2014 | Justin Snair

  • One Year Later: Recovery after the Boston Marathon Bombings

    Below is an excerpt from a podcast featuring Atyia Martin, MPS, EMT-B, Director of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Office of...

    Apr 15, 2014 | Guest Author

  • Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released a new handbook entitled, “Disaster Planning Handbook...

    Mar 21, 2014 | Admin

  • Long Term Planning for Climate Change: What Local Public Health Should Consider...

    Mar 18, 2014 | Guest Author

  • Water Scarcity: California Drought Prompts Tough Questions for Public Health

    Imagine it’s the year 2015. It’s the last year of the United Nations International Decade for Action on water scarcity. Therefore it...

    Mar 18, 2014 | Guest Author

  • Managing Chaos: A Disaster Planner’s Handbook

    The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s “Managing Chaos,” an evidence-based planning handbook,...

    Mar 11, 2014 | Admin

  • Radiation and Local Public Health

    The relationship between radiation and health is a large and varied topic. The health effects of radiation exposure are influenced by...

    Mar 05, 2014 | Guest Author

  • Mid-Atlantic Kicks Off Severe Weather Preparedness Week with Rare March Snowstorm

    Here in Washington, D.C., a rare late-winter snowstorm is currently wrecking havoc at the start of Severe Weather Preparedness week...

    Mar 03, 2014 | Stacy Stanford

  • All-Hazards Planning for Public Health Emergency Response: An Interview with Melissa...

    This is the second part of a series of interviews with local health department staff who will present at the 2014 Preparedness Summit....

    Feb 28, 2014 | Rachel Schulman

  • Third National Climate Assessment Released

    On May 6, the National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) released its third National Climate Assessment (NCA). Overall, the third NCA illustrates that the capacity of the U.S. public health and health care delivery systems faces many challenges. A key concern is the uncertainty in the “extent to which the nation, states, communities, and individuals […]

    May 03, 2014 | Justin Snair

    One Year Later: Recovery after the Boston Marathon Bombings

    Below is an excerpt from a podcast featuring Atyia Martin, MPS, EMT-B, Director of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Office of Public Health Preparedness, recorded during the 2014 Preparedness Summit, April 1-4 in Atlanta. In this podcast, Ian Goldstein, MA, Web & Digital Media Specialist for NACCHO, interviews Ms. Martin about the role of the […]

    Apr 15, 2014 | Guest Author

    Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released a new handbook entitled, “Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs.” It offers guidance in creating a disaster preparedness and recovery plan for programs that provide treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders. This handbook also covers the planning process, preparing...

    Mar 21, 2014 | Admin

    Long Term Planning for Climate Change: What Local Public Health Should Consider Moving Forward

    Mar 18, 2014 | Guest Author

    Water Scarcity: California Drought Prompts Tough Questions for Public Health

    Imagine it’s the year 2015. It’s the last year of the United Nations International Decade for Action on water scarcity. Therefore it is a little sobering to think that ten years from today, the UN estimates that 1.8 billion people will remain living in water scarce environments while two-thirds of the planet will be water stressed.

    Mar 18, 2014 | Guest Author

    Managing Chaos: A Disaster Planner’s Handbook

    The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s “Managing Chaos,” an evidence-based planning handbook, is now online at the new NYC Public Health Emergency Network. View the handbook and its accompanying tools, checklists and templates now. Following is a preview of the handbook: Our secret fears are true: We write emergency plans that nobody […]

    Mar 11, 2014 | Admin

    Radiation and Local Public Health

    The relationship between radiation and health is a large and varied topic. The health effects of radiation exposure are influenced by the dose of exposure, the type of radioactive material involved in the exposure, the exposure pathway, and the duration of the exposure and can be de minimis or can produce severe immediate and delayed […]

    Mar 05, 2014 | Guest Author

    Mid-Atlantic Kicks Off Severe Weather Preparedness Week with Rare March Snowstorm

    Here in Washington, D.C., a rare late-winter snowstorm is currently wrecking havoc at the start of Severe Weather Preparedness week (March 2-8), a public education effort organized by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) aimed at improving the way people prepare for and respond to severe weather.

    Mar 03, 2014 | Stacy Stanford

    All-Hazards Planning for Public Health Emergency Response: An Interview with Melissa Marquis

    This is the second part of a series of interviews with local health department staff who will present at the 2014 Preparedness Summit. Melissa Marquis RN, MS, Public Health Emergency Response Specialist for the West Hartford/Bloomfield Health District, previews her session, “Building Your Toolkit: All-hazards Preparedness Planning Basics and Beyond.” At the session, Melissa will […]

    Feb 28, 2014 | Rachel Schulman

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