NACCHO, in collaboration with the Radiation Workgroup, created the Critical Radiation Resources Fact Sheet. This fact sheet provides links to resources to assist local health departments and emergency managers in planning, responding, and recovering from radiation emergencies. The NACCHO Radiation Workgroup, which is composed of national, state, and local radiation subject matter experts, identified the most relevant radiation preparedness resources to include for each topic in this fact sheet. The fact sheet is divided into three sections, Planning, Response, and Recovery. The Planning section includes topics such as Radiation Basics, Trainings, Exercises, and Data Management; the Response section includes resources on Decontamination, Environmental Monitoring, and Radiation Screening; and the Recovery Section covers topics such as Long Term Follow Up and Environmental Remediation and Mitigation. Resources listed within the fact sheet include webpages, videos, guidance, and virtual trainings.
The fact sheet will be updated on an annual basis in an effort to ensure that local health departments (LHDs) are connected to the most up-to-date and relevant radiation preparedness resources and information.
The most current version of the fact sheet can be found here in the NACCHO Toolbox.