The Preparedness Brief provides updates and information from NACCHO’s public health preparedness portfolio which includes a range projects that influence preparedness policy with federal decision makers and develop practical solutions that help local health departments build resilient communities. NACCHO supports local health departments in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and disasters with initiatives that build sustainable capacity for emergency response, foster partnerships with health coalitions and volunteers to supplement budget-strained workforces, and develop innovative tools and resources created by local health departments, for local health departments. Through advocacy and communications efforts, NACCHO works to ensure that the values and concerns of local health departments, who are among the first to respond to disasters and emergencies, are represented within local, state, and federal preparedness agendas.

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