Preparedness Brief

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

Taking a Global Approach to Preparedness

By Chelsea Gridley-Smith, PhD, NACCHO Program Analyst In commemoration of National Preparedness Month, the Centers for...

Sep 02, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

New Factsheet: Radiological Sheltering Tabletop Exercise Toolkit

NACCHO recently released a new fact sheet titled, Radiological Sheltering Tabletop Exercise Toolkit. This fact sheet...

Aug 12, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

New NACCHO Radiation Resources for Local Health Departments

Radiation preparedness is no longer just a necessity for jurisdictions neighboring nuclear facilities. In fact, there...

Jul 19, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

EPA Seeks Comments on Draft Drinking Water Guidance for Radiological Emergencies

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding an open comment period to begin the week of June 13-17, 2016 for...

Jun 09, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

New Individual & Family Emergency Response Guides

The New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response released...

May 25, 2016 | Mary Hodges

Measuring Mass Fatality Preparedness – How Does Public Health Stand Up?

Many of the catastrophic hazards that LHDs plan for have serious potential to become mass fatality events. Even in the...

Jan 13, 2016 | Rachel Schulman

RadResponder to Host Nationwide Drill December 15

RadResponder, a radiological data management application, will be hosting a Nationwide Data Quality Drill next Tuesday,...

Dec 10, 2015 | Kelsey Edge

DHS Releases Chemical Defense Resources Guide

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs (DHS-OHA) compiled a resource guide for community health...

Dec 02, 2015 | Mary Hodges

HHS Launches Redesigned Online Radiation Treatment Resource

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the first major redesign of the Radiation...

Oct 08, 2015 | Katie Regan

Partnerships Between Local Public Health and Poison Control Lead to Greater Community Health Literacy

The link between local public health departments and poison control centers is obvious, although not always well...

Jun 30, 2015 | Katie Regan

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...

NSRN logo
  • 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...

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  • 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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