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Every Second Counts:  Lessons Learned From Hurricane Katrina

Original Broadcast Date: February 14, 2006
(1 hour 30 minutes)

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Program Overview

Because disasters are unpredictable and involve many resources and time, it is important to ensure an appropriate disaster plan has been prepared. Many communities understand the importance of disaster planning, but this discussion will focus on a key phase that many times is overlooked. This phase includes the close-out or termination. After each disaster or disaster drill, areas for improvement should be identified and evaluated to understand steps that can help ensure potential risks are identified and mitigated.

Faculty

Christi Napper, MSHA, MBA
Director, Institutional Planning
Children's Hospital of Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama

Target Audience

Public health professionals, health care providers, first responders, community planners, leaders of volunteers and faith-based organizations that assist affected communities.

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None for this program.

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(334) 206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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