Ohio State University Incident: Preparedness Resources for Addressing Active Shooter...

Based on the recent reports from several media outlets, a knife attack occurred yesterday morning on the Ohio State University campus,...

Nov 29, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • San Bernardino MRC Organizes Active Shooter Event to Increase Community Resilience

    By Kevin Jacinto, MHA, NACCHO Program Analyst  As we approach the one-year mark of the San Bernardino mass shooting of December 2015,...

    Nov 07, 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

  • New York, New Jersey Bombings: Community Preparedness Resources for...

    In the aftermath of this Saturday’s active explosions, now likely linked to a joint terrorist attack, occurring in Seaside Park, New...

    Sep 19, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • New Individual & Family Emergency Response Guides

    The New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response released scenario-specific...

    May 25, 2016 | Mary Hodges

  • Summit Podcast Series: Lessons Learned from the Attempted Times Square Bombing

    In the second year of the Preparedness Summit Podcast series, take a deeper dive into the subject of preparedness with some of the...

    May 13, 2016 | Mary Hodges

  • NACCHO Funds 167 Innovative Community Projects through MRC Challenge Awards

    Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units around the country are in the forefront of creating projects that address public health needs in...

    Apr 06, 2016 | Mary Hodges

  • Strategic Planning and Training for Deploying Capable MRC Teams: An Interview with...

    This is part of a series of interviews with local health department staff who will present at the 2016 Preparedness Summit. Lisa...

    Mar 01, 2016 | Mary Hodges

  • 2016 Preparedness Summit Closing Plenary Announced

    Planning for the Marathon, Not the Sprint: Building Disaster Mental Health Recovery into Preparedness Planning The impacts of a...

    Feb 10, 2016 | Mary Hodges

  • Ohio State University Incident: Preparedness Resources for Addressing Active Shooter Events

    Based on the recent reports from several media outlets, a knife attack occurred yesterday morning on the Ohio State University campus, leaving 11 hospitalized and one killed (the assailant). This occurrence is now being investigated as a potential act of terrorism. In the wake of yesterday’s event and other similar incidents happening within the last six months, […]

    Nov 29, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    San Bernardino MRC Organizes Active Shooter Event to Increase Community Resilience

    By Kevin Jacinto, MHA, NACCHO Program Analyst  As we approach the one-year mark of the San Bernardino mass shooting of December 2015, we are reminded of the necessity for health security, which is dependent on a resilient community. Individuals and communities that are knowledgeable and capable on how to prepare and respond in an emergency […]

    Nov 07, 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

    New York, New Jersey Bombings: Community Preparedness Resources for Terrorism-Related Incidents

    In the aftermath of this Saturday’s active explosions, now likely linked to a joint terrorist attack, occurring in Seaside Park, New Jersey and Chelsea, New York – NACCHO remains committed to providing resources for organizations to help in their response to this ongoing public health challenge. To support its member public health departments, NACCHO provides […]

    Sep 19, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    New Individual & Family Emergency Response Guides

    The New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response released scenario-specific response guides. With input from their community partners, they created 10 Individual and Family Response Guides that provide actionable guidance on how to response during specific emergencies. The guides cover biological, chemical, cyber, extreme weather,...

    May 25, 2016 | Mary Hodges

    Summit Podcast Series: Lessons Learned from the Attempted Times Square Bombing

    In the second year of the Preparedness Summit Podcast series, take a deeper dive into the subject of preparedness with some of the most fascinating Summit speakers. Michael Frogel, Co-Principal Investigator for the New York City Pediatric Disaster Coalition shares his experience planning for a pediatric mass casualty event after the failed bombing attempt on […]

    May 13, 2016 | Mary Hodges

    NACCHO Funds 167 Innovative Community Projects through MRC Challenge Awards

    Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units around the country are in the forefront of creating projects that address public health needs in their communities. Volunteers play an integral role in assisting local health departments before, during, and after disasters. As a result of budget cuts, local health departments increasingly rely on volunteers to supplement their efforts […]

    Apr 06, 2016 | Mary Hodges

    Strategic Planning and Training for Deploying Capable MRC Teams: An Interview with Lisa Vajgrt-Smith

    This is part of a series of interviews with local health department staff who will present at the 2016 Preparedness Summit. Lisa Vajgrt-Smith, Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator, Contra Costa Medical Reserve Corps, previews her session, “Strategic Planning and Training for Deploying Capable Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) teams: Our Valley Fire Response.” At this session, Lisa will be […]

    Mar 01, 2016 | Mary Hodges

    2016 Preparedness Summit Closing Plenary Announced

    Planning for the Marathon, Not the Sprint: Building Disaster Mental Health Recovery into Preparedness Planning The impacts of a disaster are complex, long-lasting, and require public health responses on multiple levels. Residents often battle symptoms of depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, which can reverberate into other parts of the community. These effects can continue long […]

    Feb 10, 2016 | Mary Hodges

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