Apply for NACCHO’s 2020 MRC Operational Readiness Awards

NACCHO is pleased to announce that the 2020 MRC Operational Readiness Awards (ORAs) application period will open this month. The ORAs aim to build the operational readiness capabilities of Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers and units to meet the emergency preparedness and response needs of…

CDC Media Update: Lung Disease Associated with E-cigarette Use or Vaping (as of 10/3/2019)

In response to the multistate outbreak of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use (e.g., devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with other federal, state, and local partners are involved in an on-going investigation. CDC has…

Now Available: Newest Versions of Project Public Health Ready Criteria

This month, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) released the newest versions of the Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) criteria. The first-time application criteria are now version 10.0 (previously version 9.1) and the re-recognition application is now version 5.0 (previously version…

National Preparedness Month 2019: Youth Preparedness

When developing preparedness plans for public health emergencies, it is important to remember that certain community members can be more vulnerable to the negative impacts of an emergency or disaster. Involving the youth population (i.e., children and teens) in preparedness plans is a great strategy…