Preparedness Policy Advisory Group February Report

The Preparedness Policy Advisory Group held its monthly call on Feb. 12. The workgroup welcomed Jeremy Hirst, Chief of Risk and Emergency Management from DuPage County Health Department in Wheaton, IL. During the February call, the group heard an informational update on the National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI). This update provided an overview of the 2013 NHSPI, a demonstration of the website, and future plans and activities of the NHSPI. Finally, the group received an update on the planning of the 2014 Preparedness Summit, and held a short discussion on how local health departments view NACCHO’s role during a public health preparedness response. The next call will be on March 12.

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