ASPR Seeking New Members for National Biodefense Science Board 

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is seeking nominations to replace four current National Biodefense Science Board members whose terms are ending. The Board provides ASPR with expert advice and guidance on scientific, technical, and other matters related to public health emergency preparedness and…

CDC Launches Public Health Emergency Law Online Course

From emerging infectious diseases and catastrophic natural disasters to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents, our nation’s threat environment continues to evolve. CDC’s Public Health Emergency Law Online Course helps to ensure your agency’s emergency law savvy evolves with it. Launched in 2007 and now available online,…

New NACCHO Website Tool: The Opioid Epidemic Toolkit for Local Health Departments

NACCHO is featuring a new tool on its website, the Opioid Epidemic Toolkit for Local Health Departments, at https://bit.ly/2FiQOS3. As part of the CDC-funded Local Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response (LOOPR) Project, NACCHO is collecting resources to increase the capacity of LHDs to respond effectively…

EPA Sharing Emergency Response Tools and Case Studies at 2019 Preparedness Summit

This blog post was written by: Dr. Sarah Taft, Division Director (Acting) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Homeland Security Research Center Large-scale disruptions from intentional chemical, biological, and radiological contamination events, natural disasters like hurricanes, or industrial accidents such as oil spills cause devastating…