Author Archives: Katie Dwyer

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.

Hepatitis A Outbreak

On June 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a Health Advisory for Hepatitis A outbreaks occuring in multiple states among persons reporting drug use and/or homelessness and their contacts. The HAN can…

Ebola Outbreak in Congo

*The following information was adapted from CDC’s DSLR Friday Update on May 25, 2018* On May 8, the Ministry of Public Health (MoHP) of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola…

DHS FY18 Preparedness Grants

DHS has released their fiscal year (FY) 18 funding opportunities for eight Department of Homeland Security grant programs. Many of the grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to improve the…