Innovation across the MRC Network Helps Local Communities be More Prepared for...

By Alyson Jordan, MPA, Communications Specialist, and Stacy Stanford, MSPH, Senior Program Analyst, Public Health Preparedness, NACCHO...

Oct 21, 2014 | Stacy Stanford

  • States Take Preemptive Measures to Guard Against Ebola

    As concerns mount regarding the Ebola outbreak in the United States, state governments are taking matters into their own hands to...

    Oct 17, 2014 | Guest Author

  • Moving From Outbreak to Legislative Outcome: State Efforts to Address Anti-vaccine...

    By Denise Lillvis, MPA and Anna Kirkland, JD, PhD, University of Michigan In our article recently published by Milbank Quarterly, we...

    Oct 14, 2014 | Guest Author

  • Fall Class of Local Public Health Policy & Practice Scholars Announced

    NACCHO’s newly developed Local Public Health Policy and Practice Scholars Program attracted close to 70 applicants with diverse...

    Oct 08, 2014 | Sara Rubin

  • Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts, Vulnerability, and Public Health

    Human health is directly affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, and heat; it is also indirectly...

    Oct 07, 2014 | Chris Mills

  • Ebola Legal Preparedness and Response Resources

    The Network for Public Health Law has posted emergency legal preparedness and response resources to help local, state, and federal...

    Oct 07, 2014 | Admin

  • Disability Rights Advocates File Complaint Over District of Columbia’s Emergency...

    A coalition of disability rights activists last week filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District...

    Sep 19, 2014 | Katie Regan

  • Improving Preparedness for Community-Dwelling Older Adult Populations

    For some community-dwelling older adults, attempting to prepare for an emergency or disaster can come with barriers. For example,...

    Sep 16, 2014 | Nicole Dunifon

  • Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Local Preparedness Efforts

    By Megan Reeve, MPH, Associate Program Officer, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine “There is a commonly held...

    Sep 10, 2014 | Guest Author

  • Innovation across the MRC Network Helps Local Communities be More Prepared for Emerging Threats

    By Alyson Jordan, MPA, Communications Specialist, and Stacy Stanford, MSPH, Senior Program Analyst, Public Health Preparedness, NACCHO NACCHO launched “MRC Connect,” the first social media platform for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), on October 16, presenting a new way for the MRC network to connect with others, share what is happening in nearly 1,000 U.S. […]

    Oct 21, 2014 | Stacy Stanford

    States Take Preemptive Measures to Guard Against Ebola

    As concerns mount regarding the Ebola outbreak in the United States, state governments are taking matters into their own hands to proactively protect their citizens from the deadly disease. On October 7, although no cases of Ebola had been identified in the state at the time, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed an order declaring a […]

    Oct 17, 2014 | Guest Author

    Moving From Outbreak to Legislative Outcome: State Efforts to Address Anti-vaccine Sentiment

    By Denise Lillvis, MPA and Anna Kirkland, JD, PhD, University of Michigan In our article recently published by Milbank Quarterly, we discuss the trends in state childhood vaccine legislation from 1998 to 2012. We identified 636 bills across the 50 states, coding them by policy type and outcome. Readers of this blog may be surprised […]

    Oct 14, 2014 | Guest Author

    Fall Class of Local Public Health Policy & Practice Scholars Announced

    NACCHO’s newly developed Local Public Health Policy and Practice Scholars Program attracted close to 70 applicants with diverse academic interests from across the country. With such high interest and demand for local public health experience, NACCHO expanded its program to accommodate more scholars in a wider variety of focus areas than previously stated. This Friday, NACCHO will […]

    Oct 08, 2014 | Sara Rubin

    Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts, Vulnerability, and Public Health

    Human health is directly affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, and heat; it is also indirectly affected through increased transmission and geographic expansion of diseases spread by insects, compromised air, water, and food quality. For example, bacterial counts in the water surrounding coastal communities tend to spike dramatically following heavy rainfall. Not...

    Oct 07, 2014 | Chris Mills

    Ebola Legal Preparedness and Response Resources

    The Network for Public Health Law has posted emergency legal preparedness and response resources to help local, state, and federal health officials consider measures to protect the public’s health in the event of the further spread of Ebola. The following Network resources summarize current developments related to legal preparedness and response to Ebola, and include information […]

    Oct 07, 2014 | Admin

    Disability Rights Advocates File Complaint Over District of Columbia’s Emergency Preparedness Plan

    A coalition of disability rights activists last week filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging D.C.’s emergency preparedness plans fail to take into account people with disabilities. The suit, filed by three individuals, the United Spinal Association, and the D.C. Center for Independent Living, follows […]

    Sep 19, 2014 | Katie Regan

    Improving Preparedness for Community-Dwelling Older Adult Populations

    For some community-dwelling older adults, attempting to prepare for an emergency or disaster can come with barriers. For example, characteristics of older adults such as impaired mobility, weakened sensory awareness, multiple chronic diseases, and social and economic limitations can put them at greater risk of illness or death during an emergency. The events from Hurricane […]

    Sep 16, 2014 | Nicole Dunifon

    Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Local Preparedness Efforts

    By Megan Reeve, MPH, Associate Program Officer, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine “There is a commonly held notion that preparedness is separate and distinct from everyday operations and that it only affects emergency departments,” said Gregg Margolis, director of the Division of Health Systems and Health Care Policy in the Office of […]

    Sep 10, 2014 | Guest Author

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