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
NACCHO is pleased to release the 2013 Network Profile of the Medical Reserve Corps report! The 2013 Network Profile study provides a comprehensive look at MRC unit composition, administration, and community impact. These data were collected from a survey administered in April and May 2013. A total of 837 units responded to the survey for an outstanding response rate of 87 percent. View the report or purchase a printed copy of the Main Report from the bookstore. Thanks to all who made the study a success! More »
Riding the Mobile Wave: What Local Health Departments Need in order to Adopt Social Media and Mobile Health Technologies for Emergency Preparedness
NACCHO and the UPMC Center for Health Security released their joint report Riding the Mobile Wave: What Local Health Departments Need in order to Adopt Social Media and Mobile Health Technologies for Emergency Preparedness. While the American public’s use of social media and mobile technologies has grown dramatically in recent years, most LHDs are not using these tools because they lack the resources or support needed to carry out these efforts. This study analyzes what organizational factors LHD staff perceive as necessary to support their use of social media and mobile health (mHealth). The lessons learned from this study can inform policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels of how to support LHDs in advancing their use of social media and mHealth for emergency preparedness. More »
NACCHO is pleased to announce the launch of "The Preparedness Brief Blog." This new blog explores preparedness issues through the lens of local public health, and will share the latest news, articles, and upcoming opportunities in local public health preparedness. The Preparedness Brief Blog will replace 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 email@example.com is on your safe senders list. View back issues of the Preparedness Brief newsletter, and read the new blog. More »