What Local Health Departments Need to Know About Ebola

ebolaSince July 2014, NACCHO has been working to increase preparedness for Ebola in the United States by coordinating between our members at local health departments and federal and public health partners such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As local health departments consider their role in Ebola preparedness and response after the identification of the first imported case in Dallas, Texas, NACCHO has assembled a running list of Ebola resources for local health departments and their communities. Please bookmark this page. NACCHO will continue to add Ebola resource for local health departments as they become available.

For Local Health Departments

For Heath Care Providers and Facilities


For Travelers/Airlines/Points-of-Entry

For the General Public

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Do you have a resource on Ebola to share with local health departments? Please add it to the comments section below.

How is your local health department preparing for Ebola? Add your comments below or share your story on NACCHO’s Stories from the Field website.

5 thoughts on “What Local Health Departments Need to Know About Ebola

  1. October 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    St. Mary’s County Health Department (in Maryland) has developed three tools that we distributed to our local ambulatory (outpatient) health care providers:
    1) Screening algorithm for telephone screening of patients
    2) Screening algorithm for on-site screening of patients
    3) A temp and symptom log for asymptomatic patients who meet possible exposure risk

    If you’re interested in seeing these (and feel free to use as you desire with your own agency’s contact info instead of ours) — we have created a webpage for our health care providers to access these ebola-related tools and other info: http://www.smchd.org/ebola-hcp

    If you see any mistakes or glaring omissions, please let us know! [smile]

  2. Frances Bevington
    October 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I will add these resources to the list. NACCHO’s members really appreciate materials developed by other local health departments!

  3. November 4, 2014 at 10:04 am

    The Administration for Children and Families has developed Ebola program-specific information for early childhood programs (Head Start and Early Head Start and Child Care and Development Fund grantees) and the families they serve, as well as for Human Services providers.

    The new resources are:
    •Ebola: The Facts For Head Start Programs – http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohsepr/resource/ebola-the-facts-for-head-start-programs

    •Understanding Ebola: Information for Head Start and Early Head Start Parents — https://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohsepr/resource/understanding-ebola-information-for-head-start-and-early-head-start-parents

    •Understanding Ebola: Information for Child Care Providers — http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohsepr/resource/understanding-ebola-information-for-child-care-providers

    •Understanding Ebola: For Parents of Young Children –http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohsepr/resource/understanding-ebola-for-parents-of-young-children

    •How Do I Talk to My Child About Ebola? — http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohsepr/resource/how-do-i-talk-to-my-child-about-ebola

    These materials build upon ACF’s prior release of “Ebola: Planning Considerations for Human Services Programs. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohsepr/resource/ebola-planning-considerations

    1. Frances Bevington
      November 6, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you for sharing these resources! I’ve added these to the list above.

  4. February 19, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    A summary of the outbreak and international response:


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