Advanced Practice Toolkits for Emergency Preparedness

Upcoming Webinar : Enhancing Local Health Department Resiliency Through Continuity of Operations

Severe weather. Power outages. Earthquakes. Disease outbreaks. Server failures. In the past twelve months, your organization has probably weathered an event like one of these. When emergencies strike, power failures, transportation impacts, employee absenteeism, or facility damage strains your agency’s ability to sustain your most critical business functions. How did you fare last time around? Can improvements be made? 

Continuity of Operations (COOP) is the capability to implement strategies to minimize the impact of an emergency or disaster on vital business operations. During the webinar you will learn about tools that can support you in developing procedures to implement continuity of operations plans and how the APC Continuity of Operations toolkit was used by a rural health department to improve their business resiliency.

DATE & TIME: June 12, 2012, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

REGISTER:Webinar registration @ http://readytalk.com/r/g4pozxe2xubc

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ASPR HPP Capabilities Released!

ASPR’s January 2012 release of Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities: National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness moved ASPR and CDC one step closer to alignment of the Hospital Preparedness Program and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreements.

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Attending the Preparedness Summit in Anaheim? Make plans to Visit the APC Products Genius Bar!

Come see us at the APC Products Genius Bar (booth #705 next to the NACCHO booth) at the Summit in Anaheim, CA, February 21-24!  NACCHO’s APC Program is recognized as the most credible source for free public health preparedness resources that can be easily implemented by any local health department, as they are created by LHDs, for LHDs.

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Finely Crafted Tools for Your Preparedness Tool Belt

Local health jurisdictions are a fountain of creative ideas for emergency preparedness. The trick, of course, is turning those ideas into effective programs. Ever-tightening public health budgets allow very little wiggle room for LHDs to test new solutions. So one of NACCHO’s primary responsibilities is to monitor local and national trends, and maintain a repository of best practices and tools. APC toolkits are one vehicle for disseminating best practices. Toolkits are developed by LHDs that have been designated as Advanced Practice Centers (APC) by NACCHO.

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