Call for Comments: Community-Based Response to Drug Overdoses (CReDO)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has sent a New Project Initiation Request to the NFPA Standards Council asking for the development of an ANSI-accredited standard for community-based response to drug overdoses (CReDO). This new standard would address the necessary functions and actions related to the prevention, preparedness,…

MMWR: Characteristics of Patients in a National Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injuries — United States, October 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other public health and clinical stakeholders are investigating a national outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use‒associated lung injury (EVALI). As of October 22,…

Apply for NACCHO’s 2020 MRC Operational Readiness Awards

NACCHO is pleased to announce that the 2020 MRC Operational Readiness Awards (ORAs) application period will open this month. The ORAs aim to build the operational readiness capabilities of Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers and units to meet the emergency preparedness and response needs of…

CDC Update: Lung Disease Associated with E-cigarette Use or Vaping (as of 10/29/2019)

In response to the multistate outbreak of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use (e.g., devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with other federal, state, and local partners are involved in an on-going investigation. CDC has…