February 2016 Preparedness Policy Advisory Group Report

The Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) held its monthly call on February 10. During this call, Lilly Kan, NACCHO’s Acting Senior Director of Infectious Disease, provided an update on Zika. In addition, Katie Dwyer, Senior Program Analyst at NACCHO presented the preliminary results of NACCHO’s Preparedness Profile Survey. This presentation provided high-level results in the following topic areas: preparedness staffing and volunteers, partnerships and coalitions, preparedness activities, administrative preparedness, and hazards and emerging threats. The meeting closed with preparedness updates including collecting feedback on vaccinating critical infrastructure personnel and the 2016 Preparedness Summit. The next PPAG call is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9.

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