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Utilizing Government Resources in a Disaster

Broadcast Date: September 28, 2006
(1 hour, 30 minutes)

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Program Overview

The expectation in emergencies is that all citizens affected in the disaster area receive prompt appropriate care. Hurricane Katrina caused extensive and severe damage over the southeastern United States, including the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Federal disaster declarations blanketed 90,000 square miles of the United States, including 49 counties in Mississippi. Hurricane Katrina has been classified as the worst natural disaster to affect the United States to date.

This presentation will provide valuable information, facts, and lessons learned from Katrina that will help all states with future disasters. Conference faculty are emergency management professionals that will provide insight from both a public health and planning perspective. They will also provide an overview of the state's role and federal role in both planning and response activities; discuss valuable documents such as the Stafford Act, National Response Plan, and Concept of Operations; and assets available to assist with emergency healthcare needs.

Faculty

Jim Craig
Director, Health Protection
Mississippi Department of Health

Karen Cleveland
Regional Emergency Coordinator
Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Region IV
US Department of Health and Human Services

Chris Downing
Region IV Director
US Department of Health and Human Services

Target Audience

Public Health professionals; government personnel; first responders and healthcare providers.

Contact Hours

None for this program.

Contact for Technical Assistance

(334) 206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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