• NACCHO’s Preparedness Summit in Atlanta Spotlights National Security, Disaster Response, and Resilie

    Washington, DC, April 12, 2018 — Communities throughout the United States are constantly under threat from unexpected emergencies, such as vector-borne diseases like Zika virus, floods, wildfires, and chemical spills. Each event’s response yields learning opportunities and lessons that can strengthen communities in preparing for the next emergency. By identifying, responding to, and recovering from these ongoing incidents, communities can build the capacity and capabilities to withstand extraordinary, catastrophic events. Local health departments’ ability to adapt to the changing environment is the focus of the National Association of County and City Health Officials’ (NACCHO) 2018 Preparedness Summit, April 17–20, in Atlanta, Georgia: “Strengthening National Health Security: Mastering Ordinary Responses, Building Resilience for Extraordinary Events.” The conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.