Planning Today for Rebuilding Tomorrow: Resiliency and Recovery in the 21st Century
In a world of increasingly global and uncharted threats, public health professionals must learn how to respond to a wide array of potential emergencies and disasters. Organizations may not have the resources to prepare for every potential threat but they can plan responses to make their communities more resilient. Recovery after a disaster impacts all levels of governmental public health and healthcare agencies and these organizations must work together toward a more prepared and resilient nation. The Preparedness Summit is the premier national conference in the field of public health and healthcare preparedness and one of the only cross-disciplinary learning opportunities to address issues such as global health security.
The Preparedness Summit is the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness. Since its beginning in 2006, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has taken a leadership role in convening a wide array of partners to participate in the Summit; presenting new research findings, sharing tools and resources, and providing a variety of opportunities for attendees to learn how to implement model practices that enhance the nation’s capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and other emergencies. In 2015, the 4-day annual event, brought over 1,800 attendees to Atlanta, Georgia from nearly every state in the nation as well as several territories and countries, including China and Australia.
In 2016, the Summit will take place at the Dallas Hilton Anatole from April 19-22 and we hope you will join us!