March 20, 2012
Preparedness Brief
Leading the Way to Prepared and Resilient Communities
In This Issue
Advanced Practice Centers
The Staffing Decision Guide: Providing Direction for Disease Investigation and Mass Prophylaxis Operations
Risk Communication—Getting the Message Across
Stories from the Field
The FBI Citizen’s Academy: A Partnership That Strengthens Community Preparedness
ASPR Issues First Disaster Behavioral Health Concept of Operations
CDC to Publish Guide: Identifying Vulnerable Older Adults and Legal Preparedness Options for Increasing Their Protection during Public Health Emergencies: A Cross-Sector Guide for States and Communities
News, Reports, and Journal Articles
Runner Survives Marathon Collapse, Due to MRC Emergency Response Efforts
Local Health Departments Receive PPHR Recognition
Win a NACCHO Annual 2012 Conference Registration from the APC Program
Twenty-Three Percent all LHDs Reduced or Eliminated Emergency Preparedness during 2011
Tools and Resources
New Interactive Website Available through FEMA’s GPD
The APC Program Supports Your PHEP Capability Objectives
Watch the Exciting Ignite Session from the 2012 PHP Summit
NACCHO Dark Sites
Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
NACCHO's Podcast with HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dr. Nicole Lurie
Upcoming Events
Attend the 2012 Integrated Training Summit
APC Presents Webinar, “Tools for Community Practice”
A National Health Security Card—The Time is Now!
2012 USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium of the Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service
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Editors
Editor-in-Chief
Jack Herrmann, MSEd., NCC, LMHC, Senior Advisor & Chief, Public Health Preparedness at NACCHO

Lead Editor

Megan Skupien, Communications Specialist, Public Health Preparedness at NACCHO

 

About Us

The Preparedness Brief is the National Association of County and City Health Officials’ (NACCHO) bimonthly public health preparedness e-newsletter. The Preparedness Brief is created for today’s public health preparedness professional and features articles about NACCHO preparedness programs and their impact on the local level, stories from the field written by local health departments and partner agencies, as well as preparedness-related tools, resources, and upcoming events.

The Preparedness Brief is created by NACCHO preparedness staff with contributions from local health departments and partner agencies. Past editions of the Preparedness Brief are available at www.naccho.org/topics/emergency/brief.cfm.

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Tools and Resources
NACCHO Dark Sites

A dark site is a pre-developed website that is activated and used to share vital resources following a crisis or emergency. NACCHO has developed several incident-specific dark sites for local health department staff, emergency managers, and the general public to reference when disaster strikes in their community. NACCHO is proud to provide these resources for a variety of natural and man-made disasters (e.g., bioterrorism, radiological events, earthquakes, floods, and many others).

Most recently, NACCHO activated the "tornado" dark site to share critical tornado recovery and response resources to communities in Nebraska and Michigan that were hit by these natural disasters. NACCHO will continue to activate and publicize its dark sites to provide key resources to those in need following any all-hazards event.

To visit the tornado dark site, visit www.naccho.org/topics/emergency/darksite/tornado.cfm.

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