CDC Grand Rounds: Building Local Response Capacity to Protect Families from Emerging Health Threats

From the Zika outbreak to natural disasters to the recent wildfires, the US has faced a series of complex public health emergencies. Each of these public health crises revealed a critical need for US public health and health care systems at the national, state, and more specifically the local levels to prepare for and rapidly respond to the unique needs of families.

In the April session of CDC’s Grand Rounds, NACCHO’s Chief of Programs and Services, Dr. Oscar Alleyne, explains how local health departments use real-time data to respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.

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