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News by Topic: Emergency preparedness and response

Jul 8, 2022 - The National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters (NACSD) and the National Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities and Disasters (NACIDD) will hold a joint virtual meeting on August 4, 2022. Agenda items will include a vote on possible recommendations for national public health and medical preparedness, response, and recovery, specific to the needs of older adults and people with disabilities in disasters. A detailed agenda and registration information will be published on the NACSD and NACIDD websites.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 27, 2022 - Describes the transition to pre-pandemic community needs for rural hospitals and highlights how a Kentucky hospital has adapted to lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. Notes the continued use of telehealth, especially for behavioral health visits, and concerns about flexibilities when the public health emergency ends.
Source: The Daily Yonder