Be Prepared for Radiation Emergencies

“Failing to plan is planning to fail:” This saying applies to many aspects of preparedness, including radiation disaster preparedness....

Nov 30, 2017

  • NACCHO Releases Report on Local Radiation Preparedness Efforts

    NACCHO, in collaboration with the CDC Radiation Studies Branch, developed a report entitled “A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding...

    Oct 18, 2017 | Raymond Puerini

  • EPA Publishes Two Public Communication Tools for Radiation Emergencies

    In January 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a revised, 2017 Protective Action Guide (PAG) Manual. The PAG Manual...

    Oct 10, 2017 | Alexandra Harris

  • CDC’s Community Reception Center (CRC) Toolkit

    To support the CDC’s earlier guidance “Population Monitoring in Radiation Emergencies,“ CDC developed the Community Reception Center...

    Oct 06, 2017 | Alexandra Harris

  • New Tool: Critical Radiation Resources Fact Sheet

    NACCHO, in collaboration with the Radiation Workgroup, created the Critical Radiation Resources Fact Sheet. This fact sheet provides...

    Oct 06, 2017 | Alexandra Harris

  • New NACCHO Report: Population Monitoring Data Management during Radiological...

    Radiological emergencies can vary by size and type and result from transportation accidents, nuclear power plant accidents, explosive...

    Jul 26, 2017 | Alexandra Harris

  • Explore Public Health Law & Preparedness at the 2017 Preparedness Summit

    Public health law, whether at the federal, state, or local level, plays a critical role in shaping how local health departments (LHDs)...

    Apr 12, 2017 | Geoffrey Mwaungulu, Jr.

  • 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

  • Be Prepared for Radiation Emergencies

    “Failing to plan is planning to fail:” This saying applies to many aspects of preparedness, including radiation disaster preparedness. Radiological emergencies can vary by size and type and result from transportation accidents, nuclear power plant accidents, explosive radiological dispersal devices (RDDs “dirty bombs”), radiation exposure devices, and improvised nuclear devices (INDs). It is...

    Nov 30, 2017

    NACCHO Releases Report on Local Radiation Preparedness Efforts

    NACCHO, in collaboration with the CDC Radiation Studies Branch, developed a report entitled “A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Radiation Preparedness within Local Health Departments.” The report includes information about how local health departments are preparing for radiation events and examines the barriers and facilitators to radiation preparedness planning. Data for this report was...

    Oct 18, 2017 | Raymond Puerini

    EPA Publishes Two Public Communication Tools for Radiation Emergencies

    In January 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a revised, 2017 Protective Action Guide (PAG) Manual. The PAG Manual contains radiation dose guidelines that would trigger public safety measures, such as evacuation or staying indoors, to minimize or prevent radiation exposure during an emergency. EPA has issued two companion documents to assist public information […]

    Oct 10, 2017 | Alexandra Harris

    CDC’s Community Reception Center (CRC) Toolkit

    To support the CDC’s earlier guidance “Population Monitoring in Radiation Emergencies,“ CDC developed the Community Reception Center (CRC) Drill Toolkit. The toolkit provides guidance and multiple templates that any county or jurisdiction can adapt in order to conduct an operations-based CRC exercise. It includes guidance on venue selection, scenario narratives, participants’ handbooks, exercise...

    Oct 06, 2017 | Alexandra Harris

    New Tool: Critical Radiation Resources Fact Sheet

    NACCHO, in collaboration with the Radiation Workgroup, created the Critical Radiation Resources Fact Sheet. This fact sheet provides links to resources to assist local health departments and emergency managers in planning, responding, and recovering from radiation emergencies. The NACCHO Radiation Workgroup, which is composed of national, state, and local radiation subject matter experts,...

    Oct 06, 2017 | Alexandra Harris

    New NACCHO Report: Population Monitoring Data Management during Radiological Emergencies

    Radiological emergencies can vary by size and type and result from transportation accidents, nuclear power plant accidents, explosive radiological dispersal devices (RDDs/ dirty bombs), radiation exposure devices, and improvised nuclear devices (INDs). However, regardless of origin, large scale radiation emergencies, are likely to leave a sizeable group of individuals impacted by radiation...

    Jul 26, 2017 | Alexandra Harris

    Explore Public Health Law & Preparedness at the 2017 Preparedness Summit

    Public health law, whether at the federal, state, or local level, plays a critical role in shaping how local health departments (LHDs) and their partners approach and implement preparedness strategy and response activities. From defining the roles of stakeholders leading or supporting emergency planning, response, and recovery efforts to ensuring legal protections for personally identifiable...

    Apr 12, 2017 | Geoffrey Mwaungulu, Jr.

    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

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