***THE 2020 Virginia Public Health & Healthcare Preparedness Academy has been POSTPONED***

Northwest Regional Healthcare Coalition Spotlight

March, 2020

 2020 Virginia Public Health & Healthcare Preparedness Academy

Building Resiliency for Tomorrow’s Threats


Bringing together public health, healthcare, and emergency management professionals to provide cross-disciplinary learning opportunities in the field of public health and healthcare emergency preparedness. The Academy is free to attend.


The goal of the Academy is to provide a venue where participants are exposed to current information, research findings, and practical tools to strengthen public health and healthcare preparedness in Virginia.

Academy Objectives

  • Identify tomorrow’s threats that will impact the health of people in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Describe tactics, strategies, best practices and lessons learned that have been applied with recent threats and emergencies.
  • Describe emerging practices and theories that can be applied to improve emergency preparedness and resilience at the local and state levels.
  • Assess key resources and tools that will assist in planning for, responding to, and recovering from disasters and other public health emergencies.
  • Identify opportunities to engage with stakeholders on issues that will impact state and local public health and healthcare preparedness and response.


The 2020 Preparedness Academy runs March 23-25, 2020 at will be held at the Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center located at 710 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA  22801. Venue and Travel information can be found at:



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