National Preparedness Month: Arizona Department of Health Services Shares Lessons Learned

September 28, 2017|12:51 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Public health preparedness aims to prevent adverse health outcomes through planning, training, and exercising for emergencies, and increasing the public’s awareness of the need for individual preparedness. Since it launched in 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Campaign has sponsored National Preparedness Month, which occurs every September and shares public messaging on how individuals and communities can prepare for, respond to, and mitigate emergencies. Read More »

ASTHO’s Health Security Team Strengthens Preparedness and Response Capabilities Through Partnerships and Collaboration

April 03, 2017|11:42 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

While it is impossible to predict when a public health crisis may occur, the ability of state and territorial health departments to secure the nation’s health against a variety of threats relies on a capable and equipped public health workforce. ASTHO plays a pivotal role in ensuring that state and territorial health departments can prepare for and respond to all hazards, including chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats; natural disasters; and infectious disease outbreaks. Read More »