ASTHO’s Directors of Public Health Preparedness Annual Meeting

On October 24-26th, 2017, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) hosted the annual Directors of Public...

Oct 30, 2017 | Katie Dwyer

  • October 2017 Preparedness Policy Advisory Group Report

    On October 11, NACCHO’s Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) met for its monthly meeting. The focus of the meeting was on a...

    Oct 12, 2017 | Katie Dwyer

  • Key Messages and Resources for Hurricane Preparedness and Response

    NACCHO is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response...

    Oct 04, 2017 | Katie Dwyer

  • Volunteer and Donations for Puerto Rico

    The following message is being shared from the HHS Critical Infrastructure Protection Program pertaining to Hurricane Maria response...

    Sep 26, 2017 | Katie Dwyer

  • National Preparedness Month Spotlight: Roadmap to Ready

    Just this summer alone, Americans have faced multiple public health threats, including the Zika Virus, west coast wildfires, and most...

    Sep 13, 2017 | Madison Ferraro

  • FEMA National Level Exercise Planning: Opportunity for Local Health Departments

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct their biennial National Level Exercise (NLE) to test and evaluate the...

    Aug 08, 2017 | Katie Dwyer

  • Engage with the Medical Reserve Corps at the 2017 Preparedness Summit

    By Brennan J. Leddy, M.A.Ed, Communications Specialist, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and...

    Apr 17, 2017 | Guest Author

  • Potential Hurricane Matthew Phishing Scams

    The following information and resources are being shared by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to inform healthcare...

    Oct 14, 2016 | Katie Dwyer

  • Preparing for Hurricane Matthew: Tools and Resources

    While Hurricane Matthew has yet to make landfall in the southeastern United States, its strong winds and heavy rains threaten coastal...

    Oct 07, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • ASTHO’s Directors of Public Health Preparedness Annual Meeting

    On October 24-26th, 2017, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) hosted the annual Directors of Public Health Preparedness (DPHP) Annual Meeting. The meeting brings together preparedness directors from the states and directly funded cities as well as federal agencies and partner organizations to discuss state-level preparedness priorities. Topics discussed included...

    Oct 30, 2017 | Katie Dwyer

    October 2017 Preparedness Policy Advisory Group Report

    On October 11, NACCHO’s Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) met for its monthly meeting. The focus of the meeting was on a document developed by NACCHO and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (NACCHO) to support state and local preparedness officials conduct extended medical countermeasure distribution and dispensing, which was developed to complete recent...

    Oct 12, 2017 | Katie Dwyer

    Key Messages and Resources for Hurricane Preparedness and Response

    NACCHO is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), as well as state and local agencies in response to  Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. NACCHO is sharing the below resources from CDC to help promote greater sharing of information and tools to support local […]

    Oct 04, 2017 | Katie Dwyer

    Volunteer and Donations for Puerto Rico

    The following message is being shared from the HHS Critical Infrastructure Protection Program pertaining to Hurricane Maria response and recovery efforts.  Response and recovery efforts continue in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands while most issues surround the abundance of fuel shortages, transportation, little to no communication throughout the islands, and airport congestion. The...

    Sep 26, 2017 | Katie Dwyer

    National Preparedness Month Spotlight: Roadmap to Ready

    Just this summer alone, Americans have faced multiple public health threats, including the Zika Virus, west coast wildfires, and most recently Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. As one of the first lines of defense protecting U.S. communities from emergencies and other major health risks, now more than ever, it is critical that local health departments (LHDs) […]

    Sep 13, 2017 | Madison Ferraro

    FEMA National Level Exercise Planning: Opportunity for Local Health Departments

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct their biennial National Level Exercise (NLE) to test and evaluate the capability of the nation to respond and recover, in a coordinated and unified manner, to a catastrophic incident. This year’s effort will focus on a catastrophic hurricane impacting the National Capital Region. Themes for the exercise include protective […]

    Aug 08, 2017 | Katie Dwyer

    Engage with the Medical Reserve Corps at the 2017 Preparedness Summit

    By Brennan J. Leddy, M.A.Ed, Communications Specialist, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the MRC program was created to engage volunteers to strengthen...

    Apr 17, 2017 | Guest Author

    Potential Hurricane Matthew Phishing Scams

    The following information and resources are being shared by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to inform healthcare and public health sector partners about the potential for phishing scams following Hurricane Matthew. In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, malicious actors are using the disaster to perpetrate phishing scams. Users should exercise caution when receiving e-mails...

    Oct 14, 2016 | Katie Dwyer

    Preparing for Hurricane Matthew: Tools and Resources

    While Hurricane Matthew has yet to make landfall in the southeastern United States, its strong winds and heavy rains threaten coastal states including Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. As of this morning, more than 600,000 are without power in the U.S. and one person has died. Our thoughts are with those who’ve been affected in the U.S., as […]

    Oct 07, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

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