Public Health Preparedness
NACCHO’s preparedness work focuses on activities related to both practice and policy. NACCHO creates new tools and improves existing ones to help local health departments enhance their readiness to respond to public health emergencies and other disasters. NACCHO also serves as a conduit through which local input can reach and effect positive change on national initiatives.
In the Spotlight
December 4, 2015
At NACCHO Annual 2015, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) announced a new award program recognizing the accomplishments of local health departments related to national health security. The National Health Security Award will acknowledge departments that have demonstrated significant accomplishments in implementing health security-related initiatives within their jurisdictions.
View more about how to apply for the award and to learn more about the National Health Security Strategy. More>>
NACCHO launched the "The Preparedness Brief Blog" to explore preparedness issues through the lens of local public health. The blog shares the latest news, articles, and upcoming opportunities in local public health preparedness. The Preparedness Brief Blog has replaced NACCHO's bi-monthly Preparedness Brief newsletter. Those who are currently subscribed to the newsletter will continue to receive a regular email newsletter with a digest of posts from the blog. Please make sure that firstname.lastname@example.org is on your safe senders list. View back issues of the Preparedness Brief newsletter, and read the blog. More »