Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, 2019

One lesson from recent events is that emergencies happen. And happen often. From disease outbreaks to natural disasters to man-made crises, the stakes are high: Americans face serious health risks and even death with increasing regularity. Therefore, as a nation, it’s critical to ask, “Are…

Applications for the 2019 National Health Security Award Now Open!

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) are pleased to announce the fourth annual National Health Security Award! This award recognizes local health departments that have…

HHS Releases 2019-2022 National Health Security Strategy to Address 21st Century Threats

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) today released an updated quadrennial strategy to safeguard the nation’s health in times of crisis. The 2019-2022 National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) provides a vision to…

The Landscape of Local Public Health Preparedness: Findings from the 2018 Preparedness Profile Assessment

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has released the 2018 Preparedness Profile assessment describing the landscape of public health emergency preparedness across the United States. The assessment gathers information about preparedness trends and emerging issues at local health departments (LHDs) to…