In a world of increasingly global and uncharted threats, public health professionals must learn how to respond to a wide array of potential emergencies and disasters. Organizations may not have the resources to prepare for every potential threat but they can plan responses to make their communities more resilient. Recovery after a disaster impacts all levels of governmental public health and healthcare agencies and these organizations must work together toward a more prepared and resilient nation.
The Preparedness Summit is the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness. Since its beginning in 2006, 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. In 2015, the 4-day annual event, brought over 1,800 attendees to Atlanta, Georgia from nearly every state in the nation as well as several territories and countries, including China and Australia.
The Preparedness Summit is the premier national conference in the field of public health and healthcare preparedness. The four-day annual event provides theONLY cross-disciplinary learning for the preparedness community. Sponsors and exhibitors are a critical part of creating a successful environment for learning at the Preparedness Summit.
The largest event of its kind, the Preparedness Summit will attract nearly 1,800 attendees who work all levels of government (local, state, and federal), emergency management, volunteer organizations, and healthcare coalitions.
The Preparedness Summit delivers opportunities to connect with colleagues and share new research. Most importantly, attendees will learn how to implement model practices that enhance capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies.
Your exhibit and sponsorship will put you in front of nearly 1,800 attendees from across the country including:
Local and state public health department preparedness staff, including teams from agencies and organizations;
Federal agency staff working on public health preparedness issues, including HHS, DHS, CDC, and FDA;
Representatives from the academic and research communities;
Community health centers, hospital, and emergency medical services staff;
Industry partners with resources, new technologies and tools to share; and
Emergency management agency and homeland security professionals and other personnel working with public health agencies to build preparedness capacity and competency at the local, state, and federal level.
Who Should Exhibit?
Attendees from government and the private sector are interested in meeting with companies who supply these products:
Amateur and professional radio equipment
Computer software (disaster modeling, disease tracking, crowd sourcing)
Data Collection Systems
Emergency Management Consulting
EMS Medical Equipment
Equipment storage and caches
Geographic Information Systems
Hazmat Response Equipment
Medical Supplies and Equipment
Public health consultant services
Public information and warning systems
Water Quality Supplies
Weather Meteorological Services
Social media platforms
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) was founded in the 1960's. Since its inception, NACCHO has sought to improve the public's health while adhering to a set of core values: equity, excellence, participation, respect, integrity, leadership, science & innovation.
Today, NACCHO is comprised of over 2,800 Local Health Departments across the United States. Together, we form an organization focused on being a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for change for local health departments around the nation.