WebWISER 4.5 Released

In January 2014, the National Library of Medicine announced that WebWISER 4.5 is now available. This new release integrates Chemical...

Jan 22, 2014 | Andy Roszak

  • National Radon Action Month: Resources for Local Health Departments

    What is tasteless, colorless, and odorless and the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers in the United States? Radon. January...

    Jan 21, 2014 | Lisa Brown

  • Opinion: Health reform can lead to more resilient communities

    Dr. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently...

    Jan 15, 2014 | Sara Rubin

  • Flu Activity Increasing After a Slow Start to Flu Season

    According to FluView, the CDC’s weekly influenza surveillance report, flu activity is increasing nationwide and is already high...

    Jan 03, 2014 | Lisa Brown

  • NACCHO to host Point-of-Dispensing Exercise at the 2014 Preparedness Summit

    NACCHO will host a lunch-time Point-of-dispensing (POD) exercise at the 2014 Preparedness Summit to showcase innovative practices,...

    Dec 26, 2013 | Andy Roszak

  • Increasing Collaboration with the Department of Defense

    Over the past year, NACCHO has worked to develop tools and resources to increase collaboration between local health departments (LHDs)...

    Dec 24, 2013 | Andy Roszak

  • FEMA: Sea Level Rise Data Available for Use in Hazard Mitigation Assistance...

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued guidance on the ability to incorporate sea level rise estimates in Hazard...

    Dec 24, 2013 | Lisa Brown

  • China reports first H10N8 avian flu death

    The death of a 73 year old woman infected with a strain of avian flu, H10N8, that is rarely seen in humans was reported in China...

    Dec 18, 2013 | Lisa Brown

  • Nurse Triage Line Project Site Visit to United Health Group & Poison Control Center...

    On December 12 and 13, NACCHO participated in a CDC-led site visit for the Nurse Triage Line Project (NTL) partners to visit the...

    Dec 17, 2013 | Sara Rubin

  • WebWISER 4.5 Released

    In January 2014, the National Library of Medicine announced that WebWISER 4.5 is now available. This new release integrates Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) content and updates the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) content from 2012. WISER is a system designed to assist emergency responders in hazardous material incidents by providing a wide range of information on hazardous...

    Jan 22, 2014 | Andy Roszak

    National Radon Action Month: Resources for Local Health Departments

    What is tasteless, colorless, and odorless and the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers in the United States? Radon. January is National Radon Action Month, a month designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take action against radon. Radon exposure is a preventable health risk. Local health departments (LHDs) can raise awareness […]

    Jan 21, 2014 | Lisa Brown

    Opinion: Health reform can lead to more resilient communities

    Dr. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently wrote an op-ed featured in the Huffington Post, “Health Reform in Your Emergency Kit.” While the full implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have yet to be explored for public health preparedness, Dr. Lurie argues […]

    Jan 15, 2014 | Sara Rubin

    Flu Activity Increasing After a Slow Start to Flu Season

    According to FluView, the CDC’s weekly influenza surveillance report, flu activity is increasing nationwide and is already high in ten states predominately in the south- specifically Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming. For the first time since the 2009 influenza pandemic, H1N1 is the dominant circulating flu strain early...

    Jan 03, 2014 | Lisa Brown

    NACCHO to host Point-of-Dispensing Exercise at the 2014 Preparedness Summit

    NACCHO will host a lunch-time Point-of-dispensing (POD) exercise at the 2014 Preparedness Summit to showcase innovative practices, resources, and techniques for planning and implementing PODs. While being “dispensed” their boxed lunches, participants will go through a POD and experience a series of educational stations that will show these innovative resources in action and...

    Dec 26, 2013 | Andy Roszak

    Increasing Collaboration with the Department of Defense

    Over the past year, NACCHO has worked to develop tools and resources to increase collaboration between local health departments (LHDs) and the Department of Defense (DoD). The DoD offers a sophisticated network of assets that uniquely positions the DoD to support local governments during emergencies. The DoD is the largest employer in the nation and maintains […]

    Dec 24, 2013 | Andy Roszak

    FEMA: Sea Level Rise Data Available for Use in Hazard Mitigation Assistance Applications

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued guidance on the ability to incorporate sea level rise estimates in Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) project grant applications. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have recently released sea level rise estimates for various coastal areas. This available data will allow […]

    Dec 24, 2013 | Lisa Brown

    China reports first H10N8 avian flu death

    The death of a 73 year old woman infected with a strain of avian flu, H10N8, that is rarely seen in humans was reported in China earlier this month. This was the first report of a human fatality from the H10N8 virus.The woman, whose immune system was compromised, had an underlying illness, and had visited […]

    Dec 18, 2013 | Lisa Brown

    Nurse Triage Line Project Site Visit to United Health Group & Poison Control Center in Minneapolis

    On December 12 and 13, NACCHO participated in a CDC-led site visit for the Nurse Triage Line Project (NTL) partners to visit the Hennepin Poison Control Center and several facilities on the United Health Group’s Minneapolis campus. Staff Andrew Roszak and Sara Rubin, along with NACCHO member Robert Einweck (member of the Medical Countermeasures Workgroup and […]

    Dec 17, 2013 | Sara Rubin

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