Preparedness Policy Advisory Group January Report

The Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) held its monthly call on January 14. NACCHO’s Chief of Government Affairs kicked off the meeting with an update on the FY2015 spending bill passed by Congress in December and supplemental Ebola funding. The PPAG also reviewed and provided feedback on an updated smallpox medical countermeasures policy statement. In addition, PPAG members discussed potential topics for a Policy Town Hall at the 2015 Preparedness Summit. Lastly, a representative from the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) gave a presentation discussing federal efforts and engagement with local partners on health and social services recovery in the context of the National Disaster Response Framework. The next PPAG call will take place on February 11.

About Katie Dwyer

Katie Schemm Dwyer is a Director in NACCHO's Preparedness Division. Her work focuses on supporting local health departments strengthen public health and healthcare preparedness capacity and capabilities through governance, coordination and liaison with federal preparedness organizations, policy, and program management.

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