Enhance Your Medical Countermeasure Knowledge at the 2017 Preparedness Summit

Federal guidance and assessment methods for medical countermeasure (MCM) planning have progressively expanded over the last two...

Mar 31, 2017 | Raymond Puerini

  • 2017 Preparedness Summit: Full Plenary Schedule

    The full plenary schedule is now available for the 2017 Preparedness Summit, scheduled to take place on April 25-28, 2017 in Atlanta....

    Mar 15, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Behind the Scenes: Development of New Medical Countermeasure Resource

    In late January, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) Division of State and Local Readiness convened over 60 medical...

    Mar 06, 2017 | Raymond Puerini

  • NACCHO Report: Vector Control Assessment in Zika Virus Priority Jurisdictions

    NACCHO, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), has released a summary of findings evaluating vector...

    Feb 27, 2017 | Chelsea Gridley-Smith

  • Announcing the 2016 PPHR Recognition Recipients: Exemplifying the Nation’s Best in...

    In the past year, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) recognized...

    Jan 30, 2017 | Madison Ferraro

  • Updated MRC Core Competencies: Streamlining Training Standards for All Public Health...

    By Kathy Deffer, NACCHO Senior Program Analyst Public health preparedness planners are responsible for developing plans to protect the...

    Jan 12, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • November 2016 Incident Management Workgroup Report

    The fourth meeting of the 2016-2017 project year was held on November 28, 2016. The call’s primary aim was assigning workgroup...

    Dec 13, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • CMS Announces New Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Healthcare Organizations

    By Katie Dwyer, MSPH, NACCHO Director Earlier this month marked National Primary Care Week (October 3-7, 2016). This annual observance...

    Oct 28, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • September 2016 Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) Report

    The Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) held its monthly call on September 14, 2016. During the call, Eli Briggs, Senior...

    Oct 24, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Enhance Your Medical Countermeasure Knowledge at the 2017 Preparedness Summit

    Federal guidance and assessment methods for medical countermeasure (MCM) planning have progressively expanded over the last two decades. In response to enhanced capability, more rigorous grant requirements, and emerging health threats, local health departments (LHDs) have continued to develop innovative and inclusive ways for safe and rapid dispensation of medications during emergencies...

    Mar 31, 2017 | Raymond Puerini

    2017 Preparedness Summit: Full Plenary Schedule

    The full plenary schedule is now available for the 2017 Preparedness Summit, scheduled to take place on April 25-28, 2017 in Atlanta. This year’s plenaries will feature conversations with leaders and experts from diverse sectors about issues such as biodefense, technological innovation, and the evolving status of water in the context of national health security. […]

    Mar 15, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Behind the Scenes: Development of New Medical Countermeasure Resource

    In late January, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) Division of State and Local Readiness convened over 60 medical countermeasure (MCM) experts across the local, state, and federal levels to gather feedback about a new MCM Operational Resource Guide. Meeting attendees included public health and emergency management agency staff, pharmaceutical industry partners, tribal […]

    Mar 06, 2017 | Raymond Puerini

    NACCHO Report: Vector Control Assessment in Zika Virus Priority Jurisdictions

    NACCHO, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), has released a summary of findings evaluating vector control capacity across ten Zika Virus (ZIKV) priority jurisdictions. This initiative was launched by the CDC Zika State Coordination Task Force (SCTF) and the Zika Vector Issues Team as a part of their national ZIKV response […]

    Feb 27, 2017 | Chelsea Gridley-Smith

    Announcing the 2016 PPHR Recognition Recipients: Exemplifying the Nation’s Best in Public Health Preparedness

    In the past year, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) recognized 34 local and regional public health agencies for their ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. Six agencies from Florida, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia earned PPHR recognition for […]

    Jan 30, 2017 | Madison Ferraro

    Updated MRC Core Competencies: Streamlining Training Standards for All Public Health Preparedness Roles

    By Kathy Deffer, NACCHO Senior Program Analyst Public health preparedness planners are responsible for developing plans to protect the communities they serve against all hazards that may negatively impact local health and safety. Fulfilling this crucial role requires training and exercise plans ensuring preparedness staff and volunteers are both knowledgeable and able to perform their […]

    Jan 12, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

    November 2016 Incident Management Workgroup Report

    The fourth meeting of the 2016-2017 project year was held on November 28, 2016. The call’s primary aim was assigning workgroup members to complete “resource scans,” identifying best practices and possible partnerships with various colleges/universities, businesses, or K-12 schools, an essential goal of the work plan. Additionally, a collective workgroup interest was determined during the...

    Dec 13, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    CMS Announces New Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Healthcare Organizations

    By Katie Dwyer, MSPH, NACCHO Director Earlier this month marked National Primary Care Week (October 3-7, 2016). This annual observance focuses on improving access and equity for all Americans, including those most medically vulnerable, usually using Medicare or Medicaid to cover their health needs. When considering national preparedness requirements for recipients of these programs, the Centers...

    Oct 28, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    September 2016 Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) Report

    The Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) held its monthly call on September 14, 2016. During the call, Eli Briggs, Senior Director of NACCHO Government Affairs, provided details on NACCHO’s collaborative efforts with other partners to gain Zika funding as well as the NACCHO 2017 Federal Legislative and Policy Agenda.  PPAG members were encouraged to provide […]

    Oct 24, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

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