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In the Spotlight
NACCHO's 2013 Public Health Preparedness Summer Webinar Series

Telling Your Story: The Value of Stories from the Field

On Sept. 13, NACCHO hosted a webinar highlighting why telling your story of public health preparedness is vital for advocacy and portraying the important work of local health departments in your community. Stories can be powerful tools for local health departments.

Whole Community Inclusion for Community Resilience: Focus on Older Adults

On August 21, 2013, NACCHO hosted a webinar for viewers to learn whole community inclusion in public health preparedness planning, focusing on older adults. The webinar also examined practices for inclusion of older adults for catastrophic event planning.

An Introduction to Whole Community Inclusion and Community Resilience

On July 17, 2013, NACCHO hosted a webinar for viewers to learn how to engage vulnerable populations, such as the homeless and children, in preparedness planning and activities. A recording is available, along with slides. Per request of webinar attendees, presenters shared an invitation and agenda for an upcoming community health resilience meeting, and a community health resilience guide.

Emergency Management and Public Health Preparedness

This webinar discussed the intersection of emergency management and public health preparedness. Despite similar goals, there has historically been disconnect between emergency management efforts and public health preparedness. This webinar features LHD representatives, speaking about their experiences with the important relationship between local EMS and public health during emergencies. The two speakers will each have time to share their experiences, and then there will be a short time for questions and answers. Download the slides.

United we Stand, Divided We Fall: Developing and Implementing National Guidance and Policy

On June 24 at 1 PM EDT, NACCHO hosted this webinar to describe the threat arena for biological events, highlight the joint efforts for the development of national policy and guidance and the challenges to strike a balance of science and practical policy for the end user. The presentation addressed an overview of Anthrax policies, biosurveillance strategies and initiatives, engagement with state and local stakeholders and other successful collaborative activities where DHS OHA and HHS ASPR have intersected over the past year. Download the slides.

Planning for the Next Pandemic: Crunching the Numbers on H1N1

In this webinar, discover how to increase collaboration between emergency management and public health preparedness initiatives. Topics include federal perspectives on the issues and local experiences between local EMS and public health during emergencies.

Public Response to Worst Case Anthrax Scenarios

On May 9 at 2 PM ET, the National Public Health Information Coalition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NACCHO hosted a webinar on how the public would respond in a "worst-case" anthrax scenario. The webinar focuses on data from a series of three national polls that provide valuable insights into the public's likely response to a mass prophylaxis program in the case of an anthrax attack. Webinar speakers include Gillian SteelFisher from the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard School of Public Health and Laura Ross from the CDC Division of State and Local Readiness.

Archived Webinars
Federally Qualified Health Centers and Public Health Emergencies- Opportunities and Challenges for State and Local Public Health

NACCHO, with the National Association of Community Health Centers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, hosted this hour-long webinar on Feb. 28, 2013. The webinar provided a brief overview of the functioning of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), highlighted collaborative efforts between health departments and FQHCs, such as the community partnership that formed in Boston during the 2012-2013 flu season, and explored opportunities for future partnerships between public health and FQHCs. View the recording.

PHEMCE Webinar
On January 28, 2013, NACCHO hosted the webinar "Working Together: Federal Plans for Medical Countermeasure Use in Public Health Emergencies and Their Impact on the Public Health Community." This webinar was designed to increase knowledge about the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasure Enterprise (PHEMCE) and its recently released 2012 PHEMCE Strategy and Implementation Plan. The featured speaker was the Senior Science Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, George W. Korch, Jr., Ph.D. Dr. Korch provided participants with an overview of the PHEMCE and current federal plans for ensuring medical countermeasure preparedness. He specifically highlighted the areas where these federal plans may intersect and impact local and state health department planning. 

View the archived webinar.

PHEP and the Local Health Department
NACCHO, in conjunction with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of State and Local Readiness and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), hosted the webinar "Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and the Local Health Department" on
June 2, 2011.

The webinar provided participants with an overview of the CDC''s PHEP program framework including changes to the 2011 PHEP cooperative agreement, the role and requirements of the 62 PHEP awardees, and potential implications for LHDs.

Watch the free archived recording of this webinar and read answers to some of the popular questions.
PHEP 102 Webinar
The PHEP 102 video is designed to provide a high-level overview of the structure of the PHEP capabilities, including the relationship between the capabilities, and their functions, tasks, resource elements, and associated performance measures. View the webinar.