As public health professionals look towards the next two decades, one thing is certain, the world will not look the same as it does today. Our changing environment, technological innovation, and increasing population density in urban areas are just some of the driving forces that will test our ability to take actions to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
Share your health department’s or partner agency’s latest preparedness-related research or model practice by submitting an abstract to present at the 2017 Preparedness Summit. The Preparedness Summit is the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness, annually organized by NACCHO. Convening partners from across the field, the Summit delivers cross-disciplinary opportunities to connect with colleagues, share new research, and learn how to implement model practices to enhance capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Each year, attendance at the Summit has continued to grow, and in 2016, the Summit brought 1,800 attendees to Dallas from nearly every state and several countries.
The 2017 Preparedness Summit will take place April 25-28, in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme and focus for the 2017 Preparedness Summit, “Forces of Change: Capabilities, Innovation, and Partnerships”, will explore the factors driving change in our world, analyze how they will impact the future of public health preparedness, and identify opportunities we have today to drive action toward meeting our future needs. Join the distinguished list of Preparedness Summit presenters and submit an abstract for the 2017 Preparedness Summit today. Abstracts will be accepted throughout the month of September. Visit the Preparedness Summit website to submit an abstract toady, and stay up to date on all of the conference details.