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Visit the Virtual Influenza Exhibit at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum

The David J. Sencer CDC Museum’s “Influenza: Complex Virus/Complex History” online exhibition takes viewers through a history of influenza since the 1918 flu pandemic, highlighting changes in the virus and the worldwide impact of influenza over time. The exhibit also features the work of the public health community, including CDC and global partners, to prevent and control influenza.   Fasinating information!  HERE to reach the website.


Find community levels and prevention steps by county from the CDC.   


NEW***  Maricopa County Cases by Zip Code

Go HERE to look up the number of cases by zip code within Maricopa County. 

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) EMPLOYER RESOURCE TOOLKIT - Summaries of Government Programs, Sample Policies, Forms, Checklists, and more 

Tips for Wearing Masks and Gloves

COVID-19 Positive: A Recordable Illness for Employers

Organizational Risk: The Wrong Companies for Coronavirus Disinfecting

The Importance of Handwashing

Disinfection After a Coronavirus Outbreak

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19



2022 Release of Chronic Disease Indicators


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  • CDI includes measures across 18 topic areas, with 124 indicators and over 200 measures. 



The Hidden Costs of Passwords


Passwords are generally viewed as a necessary evil; nobody wants to deal with them, but they get you where you need to go. Even after years of every website and application stressing the importance of setting up secure passwords, people still worry more about forgetting their password than the ramifications of getting hacked. Case in point: an analysis of 15 billion passwords determined the most common password is 123456. Even worse, the fourth most popular password is the word “password” itself.

The average user has around 100 passwords, and two out of three people use some form of the same password across multiple accounts. When people repurpose passwords, hackers can jump from one service to the next.

Don’t use the same passwords, right? Or just throw in some numbers and special characters to make it trickier? That thinking made sense when we were all working from full keyboards. Asking people to peck out long strings of letters from their mobile phone or smartwatch is inconvenient at best. Instead, people revert to simple, short passwords like “123456.”



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Check HERE for minutes from the September chapter meeting

Check HERE for minutes from the August 4 chapter meeting

Check HERE for minutes from the June 2 chapter meeting

Check HERE for minutes from the February 3 chapter meeting

Check HERE for minutes from the April 7 chapter meeting



Check HERE for minutes from June 3 chapter meeting

Check HERE for minutes from April 1 chapter meeting

Check HERE for minutes from February 4 chapter meeting


NOTE:  For chapter meeting minutes 2020 or older, please contact an AZ ACP Board member. 





August 2022 - Maricopa County COAD Presentation HERE


February 2021 - James Knox, Resiliency Begins with the Culture of your People HERE 

For the recording: Use Passcode: &8w%wakd 


January 2020 - Due to copyright concerns, Carol Paasch's presentation is not available.

February 2020 - Scott Ream, State of ACP National HERE

August 2020 - Andrew Witts, Courtney Ring, “How to prepare for new threats. Are we ready?” HERE  


Note: For 2019 and older Presentations, please contact the chapter Web Director.

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FEMA National Risk Index Just Published

Discover the landscape of natural hazard risk in the United States  Go HERE to check out the Annual Loss, Social Vulnerability and Community Resilience index within the U.S.



ACP News Views


New ACP eBook Now Available 

The Association of Continuity Professionals First Book of Best Practices, a collection of research-based and peer-reviewed articles, examples and case studies written by ACP members, is now available here on the ACP website. This eBook details best practices in Business Continuity Management, Emergency Management, People, Resilience and Security & Risk.
ACP Member price: $25. 


         Continuity Insights

Continuity Insights is an essential information-sharing resource for business continuity professionals. Business resilience is an organizational imperative, not just to safeguard the enterprise, but its resulting cause and effect on employees, customers, shareholders, partners, reputation, public/private partners, regulatory bodies, and many other entities. Our mission is to foster information-sharing among these various constituents as the lynchpin for their success. Therefore, creating a forum to share timely, compelling, meaningful, and usable information is vital.

Providing you access to the experience and expertise of the thousands of subject matter experts who have contributed to Continuity Insights over the years is our objective. Content delivered as original editorials, conference presentations, research, webinars, videos, panel discussions, interviews, and such, is the basis for this exchange. We invite you to remain engaged with us throughout the year as we continue to address the wide-ranging business continuity discussion.

For a free subscription to the Continuity Insights newsletter, go to:  www.ContinuityInsights.com/subscribe



     Educational Resources

The Arizona Department of Administration has passed on this list of local security & privacy events that are available at little to no cost. There is something for everybody: cyber security, privacy, physical security, records management, contingency planning, data management, fraud examination and forensics, auditing and application security.

Just In Time Disaster Training - Library Available at: HERE



The purpose of the Just In Time Disaster Training Library is to provide a single, easy to search source in which individuals, agencies and organizations can access informative disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery training videos.

If your agency or organization has produced disaster mitigation, preparedness, response or recovery training videos or you know of training videos that should be added to the library please access the library's This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to submit information regarding the training video.


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**Columbia Regional Learning Center has launched a new Learning Management System!

The CRLC provides free, online certificate training courses, webinars, and lectures designed for individuals working in health systems including, but not limited to: health care, public health, home health, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), community health, regional learning centers, and emergency management. 

 See their catalog for a list of all courses which includes:

* PREP 1110 - Personal Emergency Preparedness: Planning for the Public Health Worker

* PREP 2102/ENVI 2701 - Chem Rad Bio: Fundamentals for the Public Health Workforce

* MGMT 1201- Elements of Leadership: Decision-Making & Problem-Solving Under Emergency Conditions

* VUL 2605/ PSY 2902 - State of the Science: The Health and Mental Health Consequences of Catastrophic Events  

Shared courtesy of Irwin Redlener and Eric Holdeman



Have YOU considered getting certified?  Both the DRII and the BCI offers certification in Business Continuity Management. 

For more information about DRII's certification, go HERE

For the BCI certification, go HERE

Join the ranks and your peers by getting certified! 



Frequently Asked BC/DR Questions


Regardless of what your role is or your level of experience, there is always something new to learn. Reprinted from DRJ, this link takes you to a resource for readers to ask and see answers to their most concerning questions.

Download the Full BC Glossary

This glossary is an initiative of the Editorial Advisory Board of DRJ. This committee of the industry experts solicits the input of business continuity professionals on an ongoing basis and incorporates the feedback into its consideration of industry terms and definitions.

Check out the latest version of Continuity Counts and ACP National for the educational opportunities.

Interested in Gaining a Certification?

Are you interested in becoming certified? Several organizations offer courses in Business Continuity (BC), Disaster Recovery (DR), Emergency Management and Risk Management, to name a few. Specialized courses are available for healthcare, public sector planning, and audit. Click here to search DRII courses! To learn more on certifications, please visit a sample of the accredited certification sites below.


Have a Certification?

Many of our members have attained certifications in our industry which highlights their discipline and expertise to achieve those certifications. Be proud of your accomplishments and submit your name and certification to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your name and certification will be listed in the monthly newsletter.


Display your certification on LinkedIn!

Did you know you can display your DRI certification status in your LinkedIn profile? Enter the information corresponding to your certification, including one of the following URLs to link to your certification description.

ABCP - https://www.drii.org/certification/abcp.php

CFC -   https://www.drii.org/certification/cfcp.php

CBCP - https://www.drii.org/certification/cbcp.php

MBCP - https://www.drii.org/certification/mbcp.php

Continuing Education Credits

If you have a certification through Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), you will need Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAP). Visit the appropriate DRII website for current CEAP guidelines.

** There are other certifications offered not through DRII. If you would like Carol Paasch to research certification for you, mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  She will help as much as possible.


2022 CEU Hours

If you need to get the number of CEU hours to use in your certification, contact the Membership Director at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


11/01/22 - MFUG looking for a Business Continuity - Vice President.  Remote position.  See listing under Jobs in LinkedIn.


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