Accessible Video Resource for POD Settings: Q and A with the Northeast Texas Health...

The Northeast Texas Public Health District (NTPHD) has experienced its share of disasters. After Hurricane Katrina, NTPHD preparedness...

Sep 26, 2014 | Guest Author

  • NACCHO Staff Attend State Managed Shelter Exercise

    By Katie Roulston, Program Associate, Public Health Preparedness, and Kim Grimmick, M.Ed, Lead Analyst, eLearning On August 19, the...

    Sep 09, 2014 | Katie Roulston

  • Strong Community Ties Strengthen National Health Security

    By Pamela Barnes, MA, National Strategic Engagement Team Lead, Office of Policy and Planning, Division of Policy and Strategic...

    Aug 29, 2014 | Guest Author

  • NACCHO MRC Volunteer Core Competency Ad Hoc Workgroup Meeting

    On April 17-18, members of NACCHO’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Volunteer Core Competency Ad Hoc Workgroup met to continue its work...

    May 06, 2014 | Kim Grimmick

  • Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released a new handbook entitled, “Disaster Planning Handbook...

    Mar 21, 2014 | Admin

  • NACCHO Funds 29 Innovative Public Health Projects through the Medical Reserve Corps...

    NACCHO, in partnership with the Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps, has selected 29 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)...

    Jan 16, 2014 | Admin

  • Disaster Response Template Toolkit

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released a “Disaster Response Template Toolkit.” This toolkit...

    Dec 06, 2013 | Admin

  • Disaster Mental Health Training

    Date: Oct. 15—18, 2013 Staff Representative: Jack Herrmann Member Representative: N/A Highlights: Jack Herrmann conducted a three-day...

    Nov 11, 2013 | Jack Herrmann

  • NACCHO Staff Take Steps to Help Their Community Be More Prepared

    Sixteen NACCHO staff participated in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on October 28 and 29. The CERT program trains...

    Nov 04, 2013 | Samantha Morgan

  • Accessible Video Resource for POD Settings: Q and A with the Northeast Texas Health District

    The Northeast Texas Public Health District (NTPHD) has experienced its share of disasters. After Hurricane Katrina, NTPHD preparedness staff noticed that educational resources were not available to members of the deaf community. In response, they created a series of informational preparedness videos to be used in Point of Dispensing (POD) settings. The information in the videos […]

    Sep 26, 2014 | Guest Author

    NACCHO Staff Attend State Managed Shelter Exercise

    By Katie Roulston, Program Associate, Public Health Preparedness, and Kim Grimmick, M.Ed, Lead Analyst, eLearning On August 19, the Virginia Department of Social Services conducted a State Managed Shelter Exercise at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and NACCHO staff members Katie Roulston and Kim Grimmick attended the exercise. During this exercise, state, local, and […]

    Sep 09, 2014 | Katie Roulston

    Strong Community Ties Strengthen National Health Security

    By Pamela Barnes, MA, National Strategic Engagement Team Lead, Office of Policy and Planning, Division of Policy and Strategic Planning, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Every disaster holds the potential to impact health so this September, join the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness […]

    Aug 29, 2014 | Guest Author

    NACCHO MRC Volunteer Core Competency Ad Hoc Workgroup Meeting

    On April 17-18, members of NACCHO’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Volunteer Core Competency Ad Hoc Workgroup met to continue its work with developing a conceptual framework for training and development activities for the MRC network. Members of the group took what was learned from the February in-person meeting and additional areas of research presented at its […]

    May 06, 2014 | Kim Grimmick

    Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released a new handbook entitled, “Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs.” It offers guidance in creating a disaster preparedness and recovery plan for programs that provide treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders. This handbook also covers the planning process, preparing...

    Mar 21, 2014 | Admin

    NACCHO Funds 29 Innovative Public Health Projects through the Medical Reserve Corps Challenge Award

    NACCHO, in partnership with the Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps, has selected 29 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units to receive MRC Challenge Awards, totaling nearly $600,000. The MRC Challenge Award supports MRC units to develop new projects and programs that can be replicated on a national level. Nearly 200 MRC units from […]

    Jan 16, 2014 | Admin

    Disaster Response Template Toolkit

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released a “Disaster Response Template Toolkit.” This toolkit features public education materials that local health departments can use in their disaster behavioral health response programs and to reach people affected by a disaster. Including print, web, audio, video, and multimedia materials, the Template Toolkit can be […]

    Dec 06, 2013 | Admin

    Disaster Mental Health Training

    Date: Oct. 15—18, 2013 Staff Representative: Jack Herrmann Member Representative: N/A Highlights: Jack Herrmann conducted a three-day instructor training workshop for ten Marin County (CA) MRC spiritual care volunteers using the “Disaster Behavioral Health: A Critical Response” training curriculum he designed in partnership with the New York State Department of Health and the University of...

    Nov 11, 2013 | Jack Herrmann

    NACCHO Staff Take Steps to Help Their Community Be More Prepared

    Sixteen NACCHO staff participated in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on October 28 and 29. The CERT program trains citizens to be better prepared to respond to emergencies in their communities by learning how to provide immediate assistance to victims and organize spontaneous volunteers at the disaster site.  When response resources are limited, CERT […]

    Nov 04, 2013 | Samantha Morgan

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