Preparedness Brief

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

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Recap: [NACCHO Webinar] Protecting Children’s Environmental Health During COVID-19: Supporting Child Care Programs

During NACCHO's webinar, “Protecting Children’s Environmental Health During COVID-19: Supporting Child Care...

May 05, 2021 | Angana Roy

New Individual & Family Emergency Response Guides

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

May 25, 2016 | Mary Hodges

Decontamination Guidance for Chemical Incidents

HHS released a recommendations guide called Primary Response Incident Scene Management (PRISM) for mass patient...

May 25, 2016 | Mary Hodges

Environmental Health and Operational Conditions in Emergency Shelters

This post originally ran on NACCHO’s Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. For more environmental health news and...

Oct 28, 2015 | Mary Hodges

EPA Releases Draft Assessment on Fracking’s Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a draft assessment on the potential impacts of hydraulic...

Jun 05, 2015 | Katie Regan

NACCHO Study Examines Local Role in Large-Scale Chemical Incident Response

NACCHO, in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs, Chemical Defense Program,...

Mar 23, 2015 | Katie Regan

Andrew Roszak, NACCHO Senior Director, Honored with Pillars of Public Health Award

Andrew Roszak, Senior Director for Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response at NACCHO,...

Jan 05, 2015 | Katie Regan

New Evidence-Based Planning Guidance for Patient Decontamination Released

Every day large quantities of hazardous materials are made, transported, stored, and used in communities throughout the...

Dec 19, 2014 | Justin Snair

Challenges in Responding to the Elk River Chemical Spill: An Interview with Dr. Rahul Gupta

The Elk River, West Virginia chemical spill of Jan. 9, 2014 has been one of the most challenging environmental health...

Apr 16, 2014 | Justin Snair

The Hazmat Spill in West Virginia: What It Means for Local Public and Environmental Health

A week after Freedom Industries leaked approximately 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) from a...

Jan 14, 2014 | Justin Snair

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...

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  • 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

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  • 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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