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…

How Local Health Departments are Preparing for Avian Influenza

By Christina Baum, Program Analyst, Infectious Disease, NACCHO  Avian influenza has been a popular topic in the media this past year, and the attention on the topic boils down to two primary points of interest: 1) it has affected millions of birds and 2) the…