Making the Case for Surge Planning: Using Healthcare Coalitions as a Framework

By Geoffrey Mwaungulu, JD, MPH, Program Analyst, NACCHO and Stacy Stanford, MSPH, Senior Program Analyst, NACCHO During 2014, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events organized a series of workshops tasked with identifying opportunities to strengthen regional…

Health Department Capacity for Community Engagement in Preparedness

By Monica Schoch-Spana, PhD, and Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH, UPMC Center for Health Security  In 2012, the UPMC Center for Health Security and NACCHO fielded the Community Engagement for Public Health Emergency Preparedness (CEPHEP) survey to provide the first comprehensive nationwide picture of local health department…