Calling all New Preparedness Coordinators and Experienced Preparedness Professionals!

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is currently accepting applications for new preparedness coordinators and preparedness mentors to participate in the 2018 Roadmap to Ready Program. Roadmap to Ready is a training and mentoring program that helps new emergency preparedness coordinators navigate the complex landscape of public health preparedness.

As part of Roadmap to Ready, new preparedness coordinators will be assigned to mentor led teams and obtain the knowledge, skills, connections, and resources they need to successfully lead and coordinate public health disaster/emergency preparedness planning and response activities in their local jurisdictions. This program is designed for preparedness coordinators at local health departments who have been in their roles for less than two years. The program includes an in-person workshop, virtual learning opportunities, continuous mentoring throughout the year, and access to resources.

Applicants must be available to attend one of two Roadmap to Ready in-person trainings, which will take place March 27-28, 2018 in San Diego, Calif., and on April 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Ga. (in conjunction with the 2018 Preparedness Summit). The purpose of the in-person workshop is to provide a high-level overview of the most important policies, topics, and resources that impact public health preparedness. These interactive workshops will include a variety of focused, collaborative breakout sessions on priority areas that make up the foundation of public health preparedness work.

New preparedness coordinators and experienced preparedness professionals looking to apply may also be eligible to receive a scholarship to supplement the in-person workshop expenses. Applicants will be notified of selection and scholarship status in January 2018. The application for participants and mentors is now open until Dec. 4, 2017. To complete the application, please click here.

Additional information, including program information and eligibility criteria, can be found on the Roadmap to Ready website or by emailing the Preparedness team at We encourage you to distribute this information to other individuals who might be interested in participating as either new preparedness coordinators or experienced preparedness mentors. We look forward to seeing you at the in-person training and at the Preparedness Summit!

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