Emergency Preparedness

NYSACHO’s Emergency Preparedness project is designed to support and enhance Local Health Department (LHD) planning and response to public health emergencies.

NYSACHO works to:

  • Facilitate communication between LHD leadership and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) relative to policy issues and progress towards meeting State and Federal emergency preparedness deliverables.
  • NYSACHO provides logistical and other support to maximize LHD participation in public health preparedness training and exercises in collaboration with NYSDOH.

Focus areas include:

  • Pandemic preparedness and response.
  • Mass fatality planning.
  • Community engagement to improve local planning related to vulnerable populations.
  • Public health preparedness informatics activities.



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