Share Your Experience with Closed Points of Dispensing

NACCHO, in collaboration with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), is gathering information on how...

Nov 12, 2013 | Admin

  • Antiviral Dispensing Project October Report

    Staff: Sara Rubin The Antiviral Dispensing Project Workgroup has reviewed a new NACCHO fact sheet that summarizes the workgroup’s role...

    Nov 11, 2013 | Sara Rubin

  • Partnerships Between Emergency Management and Local Health Departments

    In this article from EMSWorld, Andy Roszak, NACCHO’s Senior Director for Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness and...

    Nov 11, 2013 | Admin

  • Flu-Associated Pediatric Deaths: Findings from a Recent Study

    A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published in Pediatrics, “Influenza-Associated Pediatrics Deaths in...

    Nov 11, 2013 | Sara Rubin

  • Drill Sharpens Response Time for Handling Flu Outbreak

    Health officials in Delaware conducted a flu clinic at a Georgetown church on Oct. 24, vaccinating more than 100 residents. The event...

    Nov 07, 2013 | Admin

  • 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

  • Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Partnering With Schools

    On any given day, educational institutions house more 20 percent of the United States population. This equates to more than 60 million...

    Oct 16, 2013 | Andy Roszak

  • National Academies of Science Building Resilience to Disasters Workshop

    Date: Sept. 5, 2013 Staff Representative: Scott Fisher and Naomi Rennard Member Representative: N/A Highlights: The National Academies...

    Oct 09, 2013 | Admin

  • Share Your Experience with Closed Points of Dispensing

    NACCHO, in collaboration with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), is gathering information on how state, territorial, and local medical countermeasure planners are planning for closed points of dispensing (PODs). A closed POD is a private location (such as a business or church) or public location (such as a government agency or […]

    Nov 12, 2013 | Admin

    Antiviral Dispensing Project October Report

    Staff: Sara Rubin The Antiviral Dispensing Project Workgroup has reviewed a new NACCHO fact sheet that summarizes the workgroup’s role in the project. Additionally, they also reviewed a newly-formatted collaborative practice agreement (CPA) resource page. Through collaborative emergency planning efforts, pharmacies and health departments can enhance accessibility of medication and vaccines to...

    Nov 11, 2013 | Sara Rubin

    Partnerships Between Emergency Management and Local Health Departments

    In this article from EMSWorld, Andy Roszak, NACCHO’s Senior Director for Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Catastrophic Response, shares how local health departments can work more closely with their local Emergency Management Services (EMS). Roszak attended the 2013 EMS World Expo in September 2013 to learn more about the current trends facing the EMS sector, to […]

    Nov 11, 2013 | Admin

    Flu-Associated Pediatric Deaths: Findings from a Recent Study

    A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published in Pediatrics, “Influenza-Associated Pediatrics Deaths in the United States, 2004-2012” affirms the critical and life-saving role flu vaccine can play in protecting all children during flu season. This study broadens the body of knowledge around influenza-associated pediatric deaths (for children with and without high-risk...

    Nov 11, 2013 | Sara Rubin

    Drill Sharpens Response Time for Handling Flu Outbreak

    Health officials in Delaware conducted a flu clinic at a Georgetown church on Oct. 24, vaccinating more than 100 residents. The event was also designed as an emergency preparedness test, helping health officials analyze Delaware’s readiness to handle large-scale emergencies. Division of Public Health employees staffed the event, with assistance from several Medical Reserve Corps […]

    Nov 07, 2013 | Admin

    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

    Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Partnering With Schools

    On any given day, educational institutions house more 20 percent of the United States population. This equates to more than 60 million students, facility, and staff. According to the U.S Secretary of Education, “Pandemic influenza could have a profound effect on our nation’s school systems. Children would be expected to have high rates of infection and are more likely […]

    Oct 16, 2013 | Andy Roszak

    National Academies of Science Building Resilience to Disasters Workshop

    Date: Sept. 5, 2013 Staff Representative: Scott Fisher and Naomi Rennard Member Representative: N/A Highlights: The National Academies of Sciences hosted a dynamic workshop to feature the publication of a recent National Research Council report, Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative. The report details the strong community of stakeholders eager to advance the efforts of building resilience...

    Oct 09, 2013 | Admin

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