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

  • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Releases Valuable Resources to...

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has released two valuable resources for local, state and federal partners as...

    Dec 18, 2015 | Nicole Dunifon

  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities: How Local Health Departments Can...

    By Meredith Williams, Health and Disability Fellow, NACCHO On December 3, 2015, the global community commemorated the International...

    Dec 15, 2015 | Mary Hodges

  • San Bernardino Shooting Incident: Community Preparedness Resources for Active...

    Our thoughts are with our friends and colleagues at NACCHO member San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, which was the...

    Dec 02, 2015 | Admin

  • Community Preparedness Resources for Terrorism-Related Incidents

    In the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks and the global state of heightened awareness surrounding potential threats,  we are...

    Nov 18, 2015 | Mary Hodges

  • MRC Units Use Psychological First Aid to Address Mental Health in Disasters

    By Nora Marino, Health Policy Scholar at NACCHO and current Master in Public Health candidate at the University of Minnesota School of...

    Nov 17, 2015 | Mary Hodges

  • Planning for Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters

    By Megan Reeve, Program Officer; Autumn Downey, Program Officer; and Jack Herrmann, Senior Program Officer for the National Academy of...

    Aug 21, 2015 | Mary Hodges

  • The Mental Health Approach to Disaster Preparedness

    By Nora Marino, Health Policy Scholar at NACCHO and current Master in Public Health candidate at the University of Minnesota School of...

    Aug 13, 2015 | Mary Hodges

  • NACCHO Releases Report on the Impact PHEP Funding has on Local Public Health...

    The Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement is a critical source of funding for state, local, and...

    Aug 04, 2015 | 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

    NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Releases Valuable Resources to Illustrate IMPACT of CDC and ASPR

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has released two valuable resources for local, state and federal partners as well as policy makers to illustrate the impact of CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) funds. Please share these resources with your colleagues: 1) Impact Stories – A […]

    Dec 18, 2015 | Nicole Dunifon

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities: How Local Health Departments Can Promote Inclusion

    By Meredith Williams, Health and Disability Fellow, NACCHO On December 3, 2015, the global community commemorated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This year’s theme was “Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment for People of All Abilities.”1 NACCHO’s Health and Disability Project Team joins the President of the United States, the United Nations (UN), and […]

    Dec 15, 2015 | Mary Hodges

    San Bernardino Shooting Incident: Community Preparedness Resources for Active Shooter Incidents

    Our thoughts are with our friends and colleagues at NACCHO member San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, which was the location of Wednesday’s shooting that left 14 people dead and 17 wounded. In the aftermath of recent active shootings – including last week’s Planned Parenthood attack in Colorado Springs, CO – NACCHO remains committed […]

    Dec 02, 2015 | Admin

    Community Preparedness Resources for Terrorism-Related Incidents

    In the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks and the global state of heightened awareness surrounding potential threats,  we are provided the opportunity to maintain vigilance for suspicious activities, review our preparedness and response plans, reach out to our community partners in public safety and emergency response, and test our communication and situational awareness tools and […]

    Nov 18, 2015 | Mary Hodges

    MRC Units Use Psychological First Aid to Address Mental Health in Disasters

    By Nora Marino, Health Policy Scholar at NACCHO and current Master in Public Health candidate at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health The importance of incorporating the mental health needs of a community and individuals into emergency and disaster response is gaining attention. During and after a disaster, many people are not only […]

    Nov 17, 2015 | Mary Hodges

    Planning for Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters

    By Megan Reeve, Program Officer; Autumn Downey, Program Officer; and Jack Herrmann, Senior Program Officer for the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy Disasters often impact fundamental elements of a community—physical infrastructure, health, and social services, social connectedness—that all affect the health of its residents. Accordingly, the...

    Aug 21, 2015 | Mary Hodges

    The Mental Health Approach to Disaster Preparedness

    By Nora Marino, Health Policy Scholar at NACCHO and current Master in Public Health candidate at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health NACCHO would like to thank Dr. Merritt Schreiber, Associate Professor at UC Irvine School of Medicine and UC Irvine Medical Center, Elsie Kusel of Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency, Sandra […]

    Aug 13, 2015 | Mary Hodges

    NACCHO Releases Report on the Impact PHEP Funding has on Local Public Health Capabilities, Capacity, and Response

    The Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement is a critical source of funding for state, local, and territorial public health departments. Since 2002, PHEP has provided billions of dollars to health departments across the United States, allowing them to build and strengthen their preparedness capabilities and capacity when responding to public health threats. NACCHO’s...

    Aug 04, 2015 | Mary Hodges

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