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Roadmap to Ready


 
Program Overview

Roadmap to Ready is a training and mentoring program to help new emergency preparedness coordinators navigate the complex landscape of public health preparedness. The program provides new preparedness coordinators with the knowledge, skills, connections, and resources they need to successfully prepare their local jurisdictions for new and emerging threats. NACCHO designed the program for preparedness coordinators at local health departments who have been in their roles for less than two years.

As part of the program, NACCHO will host an interactive workshop at the 2016 Preparedness Summit designed to provide a high-level overview of the most important policies, topics, and resources that impact public health preparedness. The workshop will contain a variety of focused collaborative sessions on priority areas that make up the foundation of public health preparedness work. New preparedness coordinators will be connected to a peer mentoring team and will leave the session with a personalized learning and action plan and an assortment of resources to continue learning after the workshop has concluded. To learn more about the workshop, visit the Workshop page.

In the months following the workshop, peer mentoring teams will also engage in learning and sharing sessions and mentors will be available to provide guidance and technical assistance to new preparedness coordinators on a limited basis. In addition, participants will be given access to a variety of materials developed specifically for someone new to their role as a local health department preparedness coordinator (see the Resources page for more information).

Applications for the 2016 program are now closed. Local health department preparedness staff interested in applying in the future should visit our Participant Applicant page. To learn more about the opportunity to serve as a mentor for Roadmap to Ready, please visit our Mentor Applicant page. For more information the benefits and responsibilities of participating and the application process, email preparedness@naccho.org


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