A Tale of Two Floods: Strengthening Local Public Health System Response in Linn County, Iowa

By Julie Stephens, BA, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Specialist, Linn County Public Health Department Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and serves the state’s second largest county, home to more than 200,000 individuals. Linn County is also home to the Cedar…

Updated MRC Core Competencies: Streamlining Training Standards for All Public Health Preparedness Roles

By Kathy Deffer, NACCHO Senior Program Analyst Public health preparedness planners are responsible for developing plans to protect the communities they serve against all hazards that may negatively impact local health and safety. Fulfilling this crucial role requires training and exercise plans ensuring preparedness staff…