NACCHO Releases Report on Local Radiation Preparedness Efforts

NACCHO, in collaboration with the CDC Radiation Studies Branch, developed a report entitled “A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Radiation Preparedness within Local Health Departments.” The report includes information about how local health departments are preparing for radiation events and examines the barriers and facilitators to radiation preparedness planning.

Data for this report was gathered from a 2015 survey of local emergency preparedness coordinators and through targeted key informant interviews with select local health department preparedness representatives. The report also contains a variety of radiation preparedness resources and can be used by national, federal, state, and local public health officials to learn more about local health department radiation planning efforts, priorities, resources, and partnerships. Questions can be directed to Raymond Puerini (

About Raymond Puerini

Raymond Puerini, MPH, is a Senior Program Analyst on the Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response team at NACCHO. His work includes sharing best practices for the distribution and dispensing of medical countermeasures and developing policy and guidance to support strategic national stockpile responses. Twitter: @Are_You_Ray_Dy

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