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Bridging Community Partners through Drills & Exercises
January 10, 2008
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This program highlights the importance of partnering with community based organizations to protect vulnerable populations during disasters. The speaker describes a multi-agency coordinating group which was formed to enhance human and technological capacity to communicate and to better manage regional health and medical resources in an all-hazards emergency or disaster.
At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the need to collaborate with community partners in preparedness planning efforts
- Develop strategies to engage community partners in emergency planning
- Identify lessons learned through drills and exercises conducted in collaboration with community based organizations
- Describe the value of a health and medical multi-agency coordinating group during emergencies
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 New York Consortium for Emergency Preparedness Continuing Education (NYCEPCE) under the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program, award number 5 T01HP01411-04-00. The contents of this program are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of ASPR.