At Atlanta, GA
2017 NACCHO Preparedness Summit Presentations
Hosted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
April 26, 2017
Preparing for Radiological Disasters
8:30 – 10:00 AM
Part A: Resources from a Decade of Radiological Preparedness
This session will review key open source resources available for radiological disaster preparedness from the Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) and partners like the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), and the Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM).
Part B: Sustaining Radiation Response Volunteers Corps Members for Enhanced Response Capabilities during Radiological Emergencies
This session will describe the process of creating an action montage and discuss how the MSDH is using technology and distance-based tools to inform and recruit potential volunteers. This session will also describe how technology is being used to provide just-in-time training to its volunteers during exercises and events.
Radiation Basics for Public Health, Emergency Management, and First Responders
3:30 – 4:15 PM
Health departments, emergency managers, and first responders will have a critical role during a radiation emergency. This session shares the fundamental principles of radiation preparedness, including roles of specific responder groups, the types of radiation emergencies that may be encountered, and valuable training resources to aid in future planning efforts.