As we recover from the prolonged pandemic response and as we begin to define the endemic phase of COVID-19, now is also the time to reexamine response plans to natural disasters, emerging infectious diseases, terrorist threats, climate issues, and maintenance of all-hazards plans. Whew! The theme for the 2023 Preparedness Summit is Recover. Renew: Reprioritizing All-Hazards Preparedness, and it will provide an opportunity to revisit pressing issues infor preparedness and share resources, shape policies, and build skills to mitigate a variety of threats.
The Preparedness Summit is the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness. Since its beginning in 2007, 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. There are two options to attend the Summit- In person and virtually. Either way will give you a lot of great information!