Risks of Cyber Attacks on the Healthcare Sector Leave Public Health of Communities...

In December 2011, a hospital in Georgia was forced to divert all non-emergency admissions to other medical centers, after a malware...

Oct 24, 2013 | Justin Snair

  • Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) September Report

    Chair: Chris Hoff; Staff: Samantha Morgan and Naomi Rennard PPAG held its monthly call on Sept. 11 where the group first received an...

    Oct 09, 2013 | Admin

  • 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

  • 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

  • Risks of Cyber Attacks on the Healthcare Sector Leave Public Health of Communities Vulnerable

    In December 2011, a hospital in Georgia was forced to divert all non-emergency admissions to other medical centers, after a malware infection downed the institution’s IT network and required staff to use paper records. The attack affected computer connectivity, as hospital computers could not communicate with each other. The hospital was forced to use a runner system, where papers were shuttled...

    Oct 24, 2013 | Justin Snair

    Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) September Report

    Chair: Chris Hoff; Staff: Samantha Morgan and Naomi Rennard PPAG held its monthly call on Sept. 11 where the group first received an update on the National Health Security Preparedness Index. Members of the PPAG had served as reviewers for the Index and were pleased to see that their comments had been incorporated into the new […]

    Oct 09, 2013 | Admin

    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

    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

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