Preparedness Brief

The Preparedness Brief provides updates and information from NACCHO’s public health preparedness portfolio.

Building a Culture of Health Before Disaster Strikes

By Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Over three years have passed since...

Dec 08, 2015 | Mary Hodges

NACCHO Updates Health and Disability Policy Statement

NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program recently updated its policy statement. NACCHO fellow Erin Linden, MPH student at...

Nov 23, 2015 | Katie Regan

Planning for Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters

By Megan Reeve, Program Officer; Autumn Downey, Program Officer; and Jack Herrmann, Senior Program Officer for the...

Aug 21, 2015 | Mary Hodges

The Mental Health Approach to Disaster Preparedness

By Nora Marino, Health Policy Scholar at NACCHO and current Master in Public Health candidate at the University of...

Aug 13, 2015 | Mary Hodges

FEMA Releases 2015 National Preparedness Report

On Thursday, May 28, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its partners released the 2015 National...

May 29, 2015 | Mary Hodges

Emergency Preparedness Funding and Ebola: A Look into the Efforts Being Made by a Rural Local Health Department in Ector County, Texas

Infectious diseases continue to pose a threat to communities, with Ebola being in the spotlight over the last six...

Jan 29, 2015 | Katie Dwyer

NACCHO Preparedness Brief: Year in Review

Happy holidays and happy new year to all of our members and readers! NACCHO’s preparedness staff would like to take a...

Dec 30, 2014 | Rachel Schulman

Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Local Preparedness Efforts

By Megan Reeve, MPH, Associate Program Officer, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine “There is a...

Sep 10, 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...

Mar 03, 2014 | Stacy Stanford

The Atlanta “Snowpocalypse”–The Case for Preparedness Training for Rare Weather Events

For U.S. cities like Albany and Green Bay that are accustomed to winters of low temperatures and high snow drifts, two...

Feb 05, 2014 | Rachel Schulman

Partner Articles

2 Year COVIN graphic
  • COVID-19
  • Immunization

NACCHO Recognizes Second Anniversary of First COVID-19...

NACCHO and leading partners recognize December 14, 2022 as the two-year...

Dec 15, 2022 | Nicholas Holmes

NACCHO Recognizes Second Anniversary of First COVID-19...

Water Fountain
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Water Quality

Purdue University’s New Water Systems Course Designed to...

Purdue is partnering with NACCHO to offer this online course at a discount for...

Dec 04, 2020 | Emily D'Angelo

Purdue University’s New Water Systems Course Designed to...

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  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease
  • Opportunity

National Student Response Network Linking Volunteers to...

The National Student Response Network (NSRN) is fielding the volunteer needs of...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

National Student Response Network Linking Volunteers to...

2020 04 27 15 21 31 COVID 19 Alternate Care Site Resources ASPR TRACIE
  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources

ASPR TRACIE has just released COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources, a...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources

  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease

AMA Telehealth Implementation Playbook

During a pandemic, healthcare facilities may need telehealth/medicine...

Apr 21, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

AMA Telehealth Implementation Playbook

2020 04 27 15 54 18 Public Health COVID 19 Online Community
  • Communications & Public Relations
  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease

NNPHI Launches COVID-19 Learning & Action Collaborative

The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has launched a...

Apr 21, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

NNPHI Launches COVID-19 Learning & Action Collaborative

  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease

Penn State Project ECHO: COVID-19 ECHO Series

Penn State Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) has...

Mar 31, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Penn State Project ECHO: COVID-19 ECHO Series

  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease
  • Podcast

CIDRAP: COVID-19 Podcasts and Webinars

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy has a running archive of...

Mar 31, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CIDRAP: COVID-19 Podcasts and Webinars

  • Research & Reports

42nd Annual Report on the Health of the Nation

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the CDC released its 42nd...

Nov 19, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

42nd Annual Report on the Health of the Nation

  • Call for Comments
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Call for Comments: Community-Based Response to Drug...

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has sent a New Project...

Oct 29, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

Call for Comments: Community-Based Response to Drug...

  • Community Engagement

Article: Engaging with Community- and Faith-Based...

Dr. Scott Santibanez, Associate Director for Science for CDC’s Division in...

Sep 17, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

Article: Engaging with Community- and Faith-Based...

  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response
  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)
  • Water Quality

Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals and...

During water system interruptions, the operation of healthcare facilities is...

Aug 27, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals and...

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