April 2015 Preparedness Committee Meeting

On Monday, April 13, 2015, NACCHO’s Preparedness Committee – which is comprised of the chairs of the seven preparedness workgroups – convened in Atlanta, Georgia before the 2015 Preparedness Summit. During the meeting, committee members discussed current and emerging preparedness priorities at the local level, opportunities for enhanced state and local collaboration, and the status of workgroup initiatives. The Committee members also heard from a panel of federal officials from the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Homeland Security on federal preparedness priorities. The next meeting will be schedule in late July/early August.

About Katie Dwyer

Katie Schemm Dwyer is a Director in NACCHO's Preparedness Division. Her work focuses on supporting local health departments strengthen public health preparedness systems through governance, coordination and liaison with federal preparedness organizations, policy, and program management.

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