Preparedness Brief

The Preparedness Brief provides updates and information from NACCHO’s public health preparedness portfolio.

Older adult evac
  • Tools & Resources
  • Community Resilience

Disaster Resilience for Older Americans

This May, Older American's Month, is an opportunity to ensure residents ages 65 or older are supported during and after...

May 17, 2022 | Beth Hess

National Biodefense Strategy

Key Accomplishments and Priorities of the NBS

The National Biodefense Strategy (NBS) aims to advance the U.S. health security enterprise through prevention,...

Aug 06, 2021 | Shanlynn Bias

2020 Recap Graphic website
  • Training

Recap: 2020 Preparedness Summit

On August 25-27, 2020, more than 1,300 attendees—who work in all levels of government (local, state, and federal),...

Aug 28, 2020 | Beth Hess

The Landscape of Local Public Health Preparedness: Findings from the 2018 Preparedness Profile Assessment

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has released the 2018 Preparedness Profile...

Dec 20, 2018 | Katie Dwyer

NACCHO Report: Vector Control Assessment in Zika Virus Priority Jurisdictions

NACCHO, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), has released a summary of findings...

Feb 27, 2017 | Chelsea Gridley-Smith

A Tale of Two Floods: Strengthening Local Public Health System Response in Linn County, Iowa

By Julie Stephens, BA, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Specialist, Linn County Public Health Department...

Jan 19, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

Being Prepared to Respond

By Sarah Summers, MPH, NACCHO Senior Program Analyst In commemoration of National Preparedness Month, the Centers for...

Sep 08, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

Summer is Coming: Resources to Keep Your Community Safe

By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern Summer is almost here which means more fun in the sun....

Jun 17, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

Community Planning Framework Available to Help with Medical Surge Planning

Medical surge – defined by the CDC as “the ability of a healthcare system to provide adequate medical care during...

Apr 07, 2016 | Stephen Maheux

Lessons from Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters: An Interview with Ana-Marie Jones, Part 1

Coordinated by Susan Sloan, Performance Management Specialist, Whatcom County (WA) Health Department and NACCHO Risk...

Apr 05, 2016 | Guest Author

Partner Articles

Water Fountain
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Water Quality

Purdue University’s New Water Systems Course Designed to...

Purdue is partnering with NACCHO to offer this online course at a discount for...

Dec 04, 2020 | Emily D'Angelo

Purdue University’s New Water Systems Course Designed to...

NSRN logo
  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease
  • Opportunity

National Student Response Network Linking Volunteers to...

The National Student Response Network (NSRN) is fielding the volunteer needs of...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

National Student Response Network Linking Volunteers to...

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  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources

ASPR TRACIE has just released COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources, a...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources

  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease

AMA Telehealth Implementation Playbook

During a pandemic, healthcare facilities may need telehealth/medicine...

Apr 21, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

AMA Telehealth Implementation Playbook

2020 04 27 15 54 18 Public Health COVID 19 Online Community
  • Communications & Public Relations
  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease

NNPHI Launches COVID-19 Learning & Action Collaborative

The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has launched a...

Apr 21, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

NNPHI Launches COVID-19 Learning & Action Collaborative

  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease

Penn State Project ECHO: COVID-19 ECHO Series

Penn State Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) has...

Mar 31, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Penn State Project ECHO: COVID-19 ECHO Series

  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease
  • Podcast

CIDRAP: COVID-19 Podcasts and Webinars

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy has a running archive of...

Mar 31, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CIDRAP: COVID-19 Podcasts and Webinars

  • Research & Reports

42nd Annual Report on the Health of the Nation

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the CDC released its 42nd...

Nov 19, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

42nd Annual Report on the Health of the Nation

  • Call for Comments
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Call for Comments: Community-Based Response to Drug...

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has sent a New Project...

Oct 29, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

Call for Comments: Community-Based Response to Drug...

  • Community Engagement

Article: Engaging with Community- and Faith-Based...

Dr. Scott Santibanez, Associate Director for Science for CDC’s Division in...

Sep 17, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

Article: Engaging with Community- and Faith-Based...

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