Emerging Infections and Outbreak Response

NACCHO increases the capacity of local health departments to prevent and control infectious diseases in their communities. NACCHO regularly shares the local health department perspective on national infectious disease policies, priorities, and guidance documents and connects local health departments with strategies, tools, and resources to enhance their preparedness for infectious diseases.

During emerging infectious disease situations and outbreaks, NACCHO provides local health departments with tools, resources, and rapidly changing guidance to ensure that they can more effectively prepare and respond. NACCHO also convenes the Infectious Disease Prevention and Control workgroup to provide a forum for discussing infectious disease prevention and control-related priorities, policies, and funding to raise with CDC and other national partners. E-mail infectiousdiseases@naccho.org to submit a topic or issue for consideration by the workgroup.

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Zika Resources for Local Health Departments

Compilation of Zika-focused templates, toolkits, and resources from CDC, LHDs and their partners.

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Zika Resources for Local Health Departments

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The Essential Elements of Local Public Health

This blog provides information from NACCHO's Environmental Health and Infectious Disease projects.

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The Essential Elements of Local Public Health

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A free, online collection of local public health tools produced by members of the community.

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The following resources can also be of use to your LHD as you prepare for emerging infections.