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I got to do a bit of policy evaluation and writing at work recently and one of the articles I co-authored with a colleague was published in NACCHO’s “Preparedness Brief” E-newsletter. The article summarizes the recently-published National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) and its potential implications for public health preparedness planning at the local level. The article focuses on a town hall session held at the Public Health Preparedness Summit in February, during which key stakeholders had an opportunity to provide feedback on the document.

If such topics interest you, check out the article, National Health Security Strategy Town Hall.

If this work excites you, consider taking a look at the position openings on the preparedness team at NACCHO.

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since Christmas

DCA –> TUS (Tucson, AZ) for a meeting with preparedness officials from the state health department and local health departments throughout Arizona.
TUS –> DCA
DCA –> ATL (Atlanta, GA) for a meeting with CDC project officers.
ATL — > DCA
DCA –> TPA (Tampa, FL) for a meeting to review PPHR applications from local health departments in Arizona and Virginia.
TPA –> DCA

I spent most of my time in airports, hotels, and meeting rooms. But I did walk around downtown Tucson one evening and get a chance to spend some time lounging by the pool in Tampa and walking the Tampa River Walk.

This week will be the first time since Christmas that I have been in DC for a full week. I am looking forward to some relaxation and getting caught up with the things that fell through the cracks during travel.

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