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J-PAL North America recently released two “Request for Letters of Interest” to help policymakers alleviate poverty by testing innovative approaches to challenging social issues. The State and Local Innovation Initiative is open to U.S. state and local…

Wildfires in Southern California

SITREP As of December 11, there are multiple active wildfires throughout southern California, primarily located in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The National Weather Service has warned of damaging wind gusts which have the potential to…

Be Prepared for Radiation Emergencies

“Failing to plan is planning to fail:” This saying applies to many aspects of preparedness, including radiation disaster preparedness. Radiological emergencies can vary by size and type and result from transportation accidents, nuclear power plant…

Healthcare Coalitions as Response Entities

NACCHO released a fact sheet that describes the role of healthcare coalitions (HCCs) in emergency response. To develop this fact sheet, NACCHO conducted eight different key informant interviews with healthcare coalition representatives from across the…

Advance Public Health in Rural Communities

Based on feedback from local health departments, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is standing up a Rural Public Health Preparedness Collaborative workgroup. Sixty-two percent of local health departments serve communities with…