Be Prepared for Radiation Emergencies

“Failing to plan is planning to fail:” This saying applies to many aspects of preparedness, including radiation disaster preparedness. Radiological emergencies can vary by size and type and result from transportation accidents, nuclear power plant accidents, explosive radiological dispersal devices (RDDs “dirty bombs”), radiation exposure…

Calling all New Preparedness Coordinators and Experienced Preparedness Professionals!

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is currently accepting applications for new preparedness coordinators and preparedness mentors to participate in the 2018 Roadmap to Ready Program. Roadmap to Ready is a training and mentoring program that helps new emergency preparedness coordinators…

Now Accepting Applications for the WASH Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is currently accepting applications for the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup. In the event of a hurricane, flood, chemical spill, or water contamination, clean and safe water may be unavailable…

Why Local Health Departments Should Participate in the Project Public Health Ready Program

Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a criteria-based training and recognition program, helps local health departments (LHDs) develop core public health, emergency preparedness competencies. NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established this intensive 18-month program to provide LHDs the structure to build…