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Preparedness Summit

March 31 @ 8:00 am - April 3 @ 5:00 pm EDT

The Northwest Region Healthcare Coalition is allowed to send two coalition members/partners to the Summit. Travel, lodging, and per diem is reimbursable. Prior approval must be obtained to attend if you plan to request reimbursement.

Disasters and emergencies expose the fault lines in our nation’s health security. In these times of crisis, the vulnerabilities that exist in individual and community, infrastructure, health, and environmental systems intersect and become intensified – especially for the most at-risk communities. A whole and fully functioning national security system is only as strong as its weakest component. That’s why this year’s theme, Fixing Our Fault Lines: Addressing Systemic Vulnerabilities, will focus on methods to identify systemic weaknesses and highlight tools and policies that can empower all communities, and particularly the ones that are most vulnerable, to address those weaknesses and become more resilient. 

NACCHO will be hosting the 2020 Preparedness Summit from March 31–April 3 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX. Each year, the Summit offers a unique learning and networking opportunity for current and aspiring emergency management, public health, and healthcare professionals, and their partners, to share perspectives and engage in dialogue on key public health preparedness and response issues. As the first and longest running national preparedness conference, the Preparedness Summit is the best place for you to gain the knowledge, resources, and relationships necessary to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. 

Don’t miss your chance to join more than 1,900 attendees—who work in all levels of government (local, state, and federal), emergency management, volunteer organizations, healthcare coalitions, and academia—to:

• Share your agency’s best practices and expertise with colleagues from the healthcare, emergency management, and public health preparedness fields to contribute to the advancement of our nation’s health security
• Build partnerships with these life-saving industries to strengthen your agency’s capacity in the face of emerging threats
• Advance your creative-thinking skillset to find new ways to prepare for, respond to, and recover from threats like pandemic diseases, natural disasters, the opioid crisis, active shooter emergencies, and cybersecurity attacks
• Participate in interactive training and take away innovative solutions and practical strategies to address the vulnerabilities in our nation’s health security system.

Registration Information

Registration for the 2020 Preparedness Summit is OPEN. See the registration rates and group registration requirements below. The Full Summit Registration fee includes admission to all regular conference sessions, workshops, and the exhibit hall. This fee also includes all Summit meals (lunch on Wednesday and Thursday), breaks, and the Wednesday Networking Reception in the exhibit hall. Register by February 7, 2020 to take advantage of early-bird savings! 


Registrant Type Early-Bird Rate
(Feb. 8 to Mar. 29, 2020
Standard Rate
(through Feb. 7, 2020)
 On-Site Rate
(March 31 to April 3, 2020)
Individual Non-Profit/Federal/State/Local  $635 $735 $835
Active & Retired Military $360 $360 $360

Reserve Your Room

The Hilton Anatole is now accepting reservations for the conference. The room rate is $193 plus applicable state and local taxes. A government per diem block has been reserved at the current per diem rate of $161 (or prevailing government per diem) plus applicable state and local taxes. Please note that reservations must be made by 5:00pm ET on February 28, 2020. 


March 31 @ 8:00 am
April 3 @ 5:00 pm


(202) 507-4245


2020 Preparedness Summit
2201 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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