The Preparedness Planning, Outcomes, and Measures (PPOM) Workgroup – August 2015...

The Preparedness Planning, Outcomes, and Measures (PPOM) workgroup held its monthly call on August 25.  The workgroup finalized its...

Aug 28, 2015 | Nicole Dunifon

  • August 2015 Preparedness Policy Advisory Group Report

    The Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) held its monthly call on August 12.  NACCHO’s Chief of Government Affairs kicked off the...

    Aug 17, 2015 | Nicole Dunifon

  • The Preparedness Planning, Outcomes, and Measures (PPOM) Workgroup – July 2015 Report

    The Preparedness Planning, Outcomes, and Measures (PPOM) workgroup held its monthly call on July 28. The workgroup kicked off the...

    Jul 29, 2015 | Nicole Dunifon

  • A Standardized Approach to Risk Communications: Challenges and Developments

    By Alexandra Jabs, former Local Public Health Policy & Practice Scholar at NACCHO, and current Master in Public Health candidate...

    Jul 15, 2015 | Guest Author

  • July Preparedness Policy Advisory Group Report

    The Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) held their monthly conference call meeting on July 8, 2015. The PPAG welcomed a new...

    Jul 14, 2015 | Katie Dwyer

  • Eight Agencies Achieve Project Public Health Ready Recognition

    NACCHO’s Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) has recognized eight local and regional health agencies for their ability to plan for,...

    Jul 13, 2015 | Madison Ferraro

  • From Connecticut, a Tool for the Ebola Response and Beyond

    By Sara Chang, Program Analyst, Infectious Disease, NACCHO With the World Health Organization declaring Liberia free of Ebola virus...

    Jun 09, 2015 | Guest Author

  • Preparedness 101: Establishing a Core Curriculum for the Next Generation of Local...

    Preparedness coordinators new to their roles and new to the field of public health preparedness face a tremendous learning curve when...

    Jun 01, 2015 | Raymond Puerini

  • Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance: A Local Report from the Front Line

    By Jennifer Gutowski, MPH, CIC, Surveillance Coordinator, Philadelphia Department of Public Health The Philadelphia Department of...

    May 27, 2015 | Guest Author

  • The Preparedness Planning, Outcomes, and Measures (PPOM) Workgroup – August 2015 Report

    The Preparedness Planning, Outcomes, and Measures (PPOM) workgroup held its monthly call on August 25.  The workgroup finalized its 2015-2016 work plan which will include activities around reviewing model practices, developing or revising a NACCHO policy statement, creating a process for updating the Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) toolkit, and many others. For the rest […]

    Aug 28, 2015 | Nicole Dunifon

    August 2015 Preparedness Policy Advisory Group Report

    The Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) held its monthly call on August 12.  NACCHO’s Chief of Government Affairs kicked off the meeting with an update on the FY2016 Health and Human Services Appropriations, focusing on funding for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). During this call, PPAG members also heard from NACCHO’s Infectious Disease team regarding […]

    Aug 17, 2015 | Nicole Dunifon

    The Preparedness Planning, Outcomes, and Measures (PPOM) Workgroup – July 2015 Report

    The Preparedness Planning, Outcomes, and Measures (PPOM) workgroup held its monthly call on July 28. The workgroup kicked off the 2015-2016 year by welcoming the following new members: Amanda Bogard, Branch Manager for Disaster Preparedness, Barren River District Health Department (KY); Chris Garrett, Local Health Emergency Coordinator, Virginia Department of Health; Susan Hensley, Emergency...

    Jul 29, 2015 | Nicole Dunifon

    A Standardized Approach to Risk Communications: Challenges and Developments

    By Alexandra Jabs, former Local Public Health Policy & Practice Scholar at NACCHO, and current Master in Public Health candidate at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Juris Doctor candidate at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Coordinated risk communication efforts are essential during all stages of emergency response […]

    Jul 15, 2015 | Guest Author

    July Preparedness Policy Advisory Group Report

    The Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) held their monthly conference call meeting on July 8, 2015. The PPAG welcomed a new chair – Paulette Valentine from the Southwest Utah Public Health District – and four new Preparedness Committee members to the workgroup. On behalf of NACCHO and the PPAG membership, we would also like to […]

    Jul 14, 2015 | Katie Dwyer

    Eight Agencies Achieve Project Public Health Ready Recognition

    NACCHO’s Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) has recognized eight local and regional health agencies for their ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. Seven agencies from Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, and Tennessee earned PPHR recognition for the first time, and one agency from Virginia achieved PPHR re-recognition status. PPHR recognition reflects […]

    Jul 13, 2015 | Madison Ferraro

    From Connecticut, a Tool for the Ebola Response and Beyond

    By Sara Chang, Program Analyst, Infectious Disease, NACCHO With the World Health Organization declaring Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission on May 9 and cases slowing in the most affected areas, now is the time for local health departments to take stock and make improvements to further strengthen their preparedness efforts. Melissa Marquis, RN, MS, […]

    Jun 09, 2015 | Guest Author

    Preparedness 101: Establishing a Core Curriculum for the Next Generation of Local Health Department Preparedness Workers

    Preparedness coordinators new to their roles and new to the field of public health preparedness face a tremendous learning curve when they first start their jobs: they have multiple enormous federal guidance documents to review, thousands of pages of existing health department plans to read, laws and regulations from local, state, and federal governments to […]

    Jun 01, 2015 | Raymond Puerini

    Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance: A Local Report from the Front Line

    By Jennifer Gutowski, MPH, CIC, Surveillance Coordinator, Philadelphia Department of Public Health The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) promotes and protects the health of 1.5 million residents of Philadelphia, in part through surveillance of over 70 communicable diseases and conditions. Of these diseases, few are considered healthcare associated and traditionally, outside of...

    May 27, 2015 | Guest Author

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