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February 2017

Webinar: Using NACCHO’s Radiological Sheltering Tabletop Exercise Toolkit

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with NACCHO is hosting a webinar discussing practical uses for the Radiological Sheltering Tabletop Exercise Toolkit on February 27 at 12:00-1:00 pm ET. NACCHO released this resource last year to encourage local health departments use of the CDC Guide to Operating a Public Shelter in a Radiation Emergency and to support jurisdictions with identifying strengths and areas for improvement in mass shelter plans for radiation emergencies. Webinar attendees will first hear…

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March 2017

CDC Webinar: Disaster Technical Assistance Tools

March 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host a webinar titled “Making Disasters Less Disastrous: Public Health, Healthcare Executives, and Emergency Management Working Together,” from 1:30-3:00 PM/ET on Wednesday, March 1. This webinar will present an online toolkit and an online self-assessment designed for state and local health organizations to improve their ability to link between the various stakeholders involved in supporting health and medical functions in a disaster/emergency. To participate, use the call-in number, participant code, and webinar link…

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Webinar: Highly Infectious Disease Exercise Planning Tools

March 7 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 pm

The National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) and ASPR’s Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (ASPR TRACIE) are hosting a free webinar focusing on the development and execution of special pathogen exercise materials and tools. This presentation will take place on March 7, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 PM/ET and is intended for regional Ebola and special pathogen treatment centers, state-designated Ebola treatment centers, assessment hospitals, frontline facilities, healthcare coalitions, and regional transport plan partners. Speakers with first hand-experience, representing ASPR National Healthcare…

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CDC Second Wednesday Webinar: CDC Anthrax Model

March 8 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host their next Second Wednesday Webinar at 1:00-2:00 PM/ET on Wednesday, March 8.The March session will focus on the CDC anthrax model. Participants will see a demonstration of the anthrax model and how it enables public health officials to predict the future scale of an unfolding event, the anticipated demand for health care, and to analyze the consequences associated with making different response decisions.        Registration is not required to…

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Online Training: RealOpt© for Point of Dispensing – March Session

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) training team will host the third and final online training session for the RealOpt computer modeling system on March 23, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM/ET. The RealOpt system can help medical countermeasure (MCM) planners design points-of-dispensing (POD) sites and treatment clinics. By attending this three-hour virtual instructor-led training, participants will gain a better understanding of the functions of the RealOpt computer modeling program and its usefulness in validating POD…

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DHS to Host Webinars on National Cyber Incident Response Plan

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - March 30 @ 3:00 pm

This past January, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP). This is an essential component of DHS’s mission to strengthen the security and resilience of the Nation by working to improve the ability of all to manage cyber incidents.  Please join them for one of the four webinar sessions hosted on the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) at 3:00 p.m. (EST) on March 27-30, 2017.  Please see the logistical information below as each…

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April 2017

Webinar: Increasing Engagement with Faith-based Organizations in Disaster Preparedness

April 12 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 pm

FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is hosting a webinar emphasizing the value of increasing engagement with faith-based organizations for disaster preparedness on April 12 at 2-3:30 p.m. ET. The webinar is a joint effort between the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and FEMA’s Higher Education Program. The event will provide a forum to help to ensure emergency managers, faith-based and community organizations are aware of academic partner resources and engagement opportunities. Participants can register for the webinar online…

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FBI-CDC Criminal-Epidemiological Investigation Workshop (April)

April 12 @ 8:00 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm

The FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Directorate and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are hosting five free in-person workshops designed to enhance collaboration between the public health and law enforcement disciplines. The forth scheduled training will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 12-13, 2017. To register for this free workshop, interested attendees should contact their local FBI WMD Coordinator for registration information, or email FBI Program Manager, SSA Kelly Shannon, Each two-day joint Criminal-Epidemiological (Crim-Epi) Investigations training includes classroom presentations, breakout group sessions, and a…

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Medical Countermeasures Link Workshop at the 2017 Preparedness Summit

April 25 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map

NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) are hosting a workshop at the 2017 Preparedness Summit. The workshop will provide federal updates for state strategic national stockpile and local medical countermeasure coordinators. The 2017 Preparedness Summit will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis from April 25-28, 2017. Registration for workshops taking place at the Summit require full registration for the conference. Individual workshop registration will open in by the last week in March 2017. View the workshop…

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CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule Training Call

April 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

On Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 2:30-3:30 PM ET the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will offer a call to discuss implementation of the Emergency Preparedness final rule, including an overview of the regulation and training and testing requirements. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. You can register for the call and find more information at the CMS website. An audio recording and transcript from the webinar will be available on the CMS website approximately two…

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