Pandemic Planning and Preparedness Training

NACCHO staff attended a three day Pandemic Planning and Preparedness training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama. The training provided the tools necessary to assemble an effective pandemic planning and preparedness program. Specifically, the course looked at the response actions of various response disciplines as they relate to crisis communications, contact management, isolation, infection control, social distancing, travel restrictions, and quarantine.The course culminated in a practical exercise that placed participants in various government roles where they must plan and respond to a pandemic. This tabletop exercise allowed participants to put into operation a pandemic plan to determine the severity of the pandemic, to initiate appropriate mitigating and response actions, and to ensure the viability of the jurisdiction.

About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown serves as a Senior Program Analyst for Environmental Health, Pandemic Response, and Catastrophic Preparedness at NACCHO. Her work includes climate change preparedness, medical countermeasure planning and implementation efforts, and exploring the legal issues surrounding radiation preparedness.Twitter: @LisaBrownMPH

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