Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) August Report

Chair: Chris Hoff; Staff: Samantha Morgan and Naomi Rennard

PPAG held its monthly call on Aug. 7. The group received a briefing on the Anthrax Preparedness and Protection Pilot Program from Aaron Firoved, DHS, and Jim Hayslett, CDC. The current goal of the pilot is to provide responders with a comprehensive program for education, vaccine information, and pre-event distribution. Responders will have a voluntary, purposeful, and comprehensive approach for preparing and protecting themselves as part of a broader national anthrax education and preparedness effort.  The group also discussed the PPAG in-person meeting that occurred during NACCHO Annual.

About Frances Bevington

Frances Bevington is the Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist for Public Health Preparedness at NACCHO. Her work includes emergency and risk communications planning, strategic messaging, and multichannel marketing for the adoption of best practices in public health preparedness. Twitter: @Wilkington

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