This summer, NACCHO Annual 2010 will bring with it the opportunity to learn about the H1N1 pandemic: how it affected local health departments, what lessons were learned, and how to translate the experience into improved preparedness and planning initiatives. Join us in Memphis, TN, this July 14–16 to take part!
The conference will focus on three main themes, “Leadership, Equity, and Prevention” and opportunities to create and build upon a forward-looking vision of public health based on these themes. Over 30 action-oriented sessions over the course of two days will look at the H1N1 pandemic through the lens of these themes.
Share and Learn about H1N1
A networking session will bring together public health professionals to look back at the mechanisms that NACCHO implemented during the pandemic in order to increase situational awareness and communication. NACCHO’s establishment of the H1N1 Sentinel Network, Stories from the Field database, and weekly conference calls with CDC allowed local health departments to receive critical and timely information, share experiences from implementing H1N1 policies and guidance, and exchange lessons learned.
Join us to talk about the major themes of these mechanisms and focus on the overall impact of the pandemic. This session will help NACCHO to move forward in its efforts, expanding the Sentinel Network to address needs at the local public health level.
In addition, conference sharing sessions will shed light on tactics used by health professionals working on the ground at the local level. For example, Memphis and Shelby Health Department officials will share one of their strategies for addressing and overcoming public health barriers in the region—by using non-traditional vaccination sites.
In the exhibit hall, poster presenters will illustrate community-based approaches and useful practices from the pandemic that were successful in surveillance, vaccination, and prevention. NACCHO will be presenting a poster on the innovative ways that social media was used to communicate during the pandemic.
Register online today!
Register early to receive early bird rates for the conference. For more information, visit the NACCHO Annual 2010 webpages. Look for the NACCHO Annual blog to launch in early June that will feature contributions from conference speakers, session previews, and useful information.