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Mass Evacuation to Rural Communities

November 9, 2006

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Program Description:
The presenters will share results of a recent survey regarding potential behavioral responses of large populations to disaster events - including terrorist attacks - and will discuss key concerns for rural communities to consider as they plan for mass exodus from urban centers. They will also share new efforts underway by the recently funded Advanced Practice Center in western New York.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. To identify the relationship between public health events and evacuation behavior in the general public
  2. To recognize the potential scale of such an evacuation event.
  3. To identify planning challenges for rural communities that might serve as receiving areas for evacuees.

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Who Should Attend:
National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners (e.g., healthcare professionals, EMS personnel, law enforcement, media representatives, etc).



Sponsored by the Western New York Public Health Alliance Rural Advanced Practice Center, supported by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The contents of this program are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.



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