Seeking Volunteers: Radiation CRC Exercise – 2017 Preparedness Summit

NACCHO in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be coordinating the set-up of a mock radiation...

Mar 28, 2017 | Raymond Puerini

  • Seeking Input on Community Reception Center Radiation Exercises

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with support from NACCHO is seeking health departments who are either currently...

    Feb 27, 2017 | Raymond Puerini

  • New CDC Resource: Radiation Emergencies

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new resource to support public health officials when...

    Feb 10, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • A Year in Review: The Best of NACCHO Preparedness

    From the onset of Zika virus disease to international acts of violence related to terrorism, to the worst global migrant crisis since...

    Jan 03, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • UPMC Releases Casebook for Ensuring MCM Stewardship in an Emergency

    In November 2016, the UPMC Center for Health Security released a new communication casebook, entitled How to Steward Medical...

    Dec 13, 2016 | Raymond Puerini

  • HHS Purchases Additional Medical Countermeasures for Radiological Threats

    Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and...

    Oct 24, 2016 | Raymond Puerini

  • New Online Radiation Emergency Training for Poison Control Professionals

    In response to requests from Poison center (PC) professionals on additional training when informing the public on radiation-related...

    Oct 14, 2016 | Raymond Puerini

  • Funding Opportunity: Radiation Response Volunteer Corps Sub-Awards

    The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) for the Radiation Response Volunteer Corps program is seeking grantees...

    Oct 05, 2016 | Raymond Puerini

  • Taking a Global Approach to Preparedness

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

    Sep 02, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Seeking Volunteers: Radiation CRC Exercise – 2017 Preparedness Summit

    NACCHO in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be coordinating the set-up of a mock radiation Community Reception Center (CRC) in the exhibit hall during lunch on both Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27 at the 2017 Preparedness Summit. The mock CRC will have stations that simulate the functions that need […]

    Mar 28, 2017 | Raymond Puerini

    Seeking Input on Community Reception Center Radiation Exercises

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with support from NACCHO is seeking health departments who are either currently planning to conduct or interested in conducting functional radiation community reception center (CRC) exercises in the next year. This effort aims to capture time-motion /throughput data on the CRC process. Health departments interested in collaborating […]

    Feb 27, 2017 | Raymond Puerini

    New CDC Resource: Radiation Emergencies

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new resource to support public health officials when communicating with the public during a radiation emergency. This tool, titled the “Radiation Hazard Scale,” is designed to better inform people on the level of health risk posed by a radiation emergency, and can incentivize effected […]

    Feb 10, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

    A Year in Review: The Best of NACCHO Preparedness

    From the onset of Zika virus disease to international acts of violence related to terrorism, to the worst global migrant crisis since World War II, the year 2016 brought a whole new meaning to the importance of public health emergency preparedness. Throughout the last twelve months, NACCHO has worked diligently in collaboration with many of […]

    Jan 03, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

    UPMC Releases Casebook for Ensuring MCM Stewardship in an Emergency

    In November 2016, the UPMC Center for Health Security released a new communication casebook, entitled How to Steward Medical Countermeasures and Public Trust in an Emergency: A Communication Casebook for FDA and Its Public Health Partners. The purpose of this resource is to assist the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other public health officials in ensuring […]

    Dec 13, 2016 | Raymond Puerini

    HHS Purchases Additional Medical Countermeasures for Radiological Threats

    Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) announced the purchase of two additional medical countermeasures (MCMs) to treat bone marrow injuries of radiological incident victims. These products are Neulasta and Leukine; both colony stimulating factors which can be used to help […]

    Oct 24, 2016 | Raymond Puerini

    New Online Radiation Emergency Training for Poison Control Professionals

    In response to requests from Poison center (PC) professionals on additional training when informing the public on radiation-related inquires, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released free online training. Categorized by five modules, these presentations aim to train PC staff on reacting appropriately and sharing vital information in the event of a radiation […]

    Oct 14, 2016 | Raymond Puerini

    Funding Opportunity: Radiation Response Volunteer Corps Sub-Awards

    The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) for the Radiation Response Volunteer Corps program is seeking grantees for its Radiation Response Volunteer Corps Sub-Awards. State radiation control programs, health department preparedness programs or local non-government organizations partnering with radiation control and public health programs are encouraged to submit proposals to...

    Oct 05, 2016 | Raymond Puerini

    Taking a Global Approach to Preparedness

    By Chelsea Gridley-Smith, PhD, NACCHO Program Analyst In commemoration of National Preparedness Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is highlighting five themes for each week of September, emphasizing the various aspects of effective preparedness. Each week, the NACCHO Preparedness team is authoring a blog to promote the theme and provide local health […]

    Sep 02, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

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