Resource Library

Public health emergencies, including infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters, are issues that every community faces. To address these threats, it is critical for all jurisdictions to understand how law can be used to enhance public health preparedness, as well as improve collaboration and coordination across jurisdictions. This Resource Library is designed to provide relevant resources to Tribal Nations seeking to enhance their legal preparedness capacity. While most resources have a Tribal focus, some resources are included that are generally applicable to legal preparedness for public health emergencies and natural disasters.


This page includes a list of emergency preparedness conferences that may be of interest. Please use a search engine to search for each conference for the most up-to-date information. For additional conferences that may be available, visit

Federal Emergency Management Agency National Preparedness Symposium

Federal Emergency Management Agency National Preparedness Symposium provides a review of training and exercise programs within the Federal Emergency Management Agency that are applicable to state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) partners. The symposium also provides a forum for sharing best practices and case studies in training and exercises from the SLTT level.

National Association of County and City Health Officials Preparedness Summit

NACCHO Preparedness Summit is the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness. Since its beginning in 2006, 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. 

National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference

National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference was conceived and designed for healthcare coalitions, by healthcare coalitions. Attendees include senior leaders and decision makers from all 50 states and territories, gathered for a common purpose of keeping our communities safe and thriving.

National Tribal Emergency Management Council (NTEMC) Conference

NTEMC conference one of the largest gatherings of Tribal emergency managers, homeland security professionals, hazard mitigation, response, recovery and Tribal public health personnel in the nation.

Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council (NWTEMC) Regional Joint Tribal Emergency Preparedness Conference

NWTEMC Regional Joint Tribal Emergency Preparedness Conference is a Tribal emergency management conference focused on the Pacific Northwest.

Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (SDMPH) Annual Meeting

SDMPH Annual Meeting is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of excellence in disaster medicine and public health across a broad global, multi-professional membership.

The Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP)

AHEEP hosts a national conference, AHEPP Annual, providing healthcare and other preparedness professionals with information, skills, and networking opportunities to help guide and refine disaster planning efforts in various healthcare settings.

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