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Preparing Health Professionals & Emergency Managers in 2013

National Security Special Events such as the presidential inauguration require dozens of committees working closely together to coordinate efforts to protect the health and security of all visitors and participants. Stationary and mobile medical units were strategically positioned to address any health concern that might arise.

The 2012 PHP Summit: Sustaining Preparedness

A “big-screen” presentation, an all-star panel discussion, the Joplin tornado, preparedness gains – and the many gaps that still remain – were among the major highlights of the 2012 Public Health Preparedness Summit in Anaheim. Numerous workshops and town hall meetings were also on the hugely important schedule. Plan early

The 2012 Public Health Preparedness Summit: Regroup, Refocus, Refresh

New technologies and greater budgetary, political, and workplace challenges, so what else is new? That is the question that participants in next year’s Anaheim “Summit” will do their best to answer while also devising better and more imaginative ways to, as always, do more with less resources…and with fewer people.

Partners in Preparedness: Close to 2000 Attendees at Public Health Preparedness Summit

Those who were fortunate and farsighted enough to attend last month’s Public Health Preparedness Summit in Atlanta not only heard many of the nation’s senior healthcare officials report on recent innovations and achievements but also, of greater importance, were able to network with their peers and colleagues from every state

Next Month: A Summit of Transcendent Importance

The fifth annual Public Health Preparedness Summit (16-19 February in Atlanta) will focus on the new and emerging problems facing the nation’s, and world’s, public health preparedness professionals in the dangerous New World of the 21st century. A first-person report from the chairman of the Summit Planning Committee.

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Article Out Loud – Dungeons and Disasters: Gamification of Public Health Responses

  Full article by Michael Etzel and Michael Prasad, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 10, 2024. In this featured article, two emergency managers describe how advanced technologies are offering new ways to train personnel, exercise public health responses like COVID-19, and prepare response agencies for many other

Article Out Loud – Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

  Full article by Charles Guddemi and Catherine Feinman, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 3, 2024. In this featured article, the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency’s statewide interoperability coordinator and the editor of Domestic Preparedness highlight the key takeaways from a 2024 interoperability

Article Out Loud – Emergency Management Goes to the Hill

  Full article by Kay C. Goss and Catherine L. Feinman, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 27, 2024. In this featured article, two attendees of a Senate briefing on “The State of Emergency Management” discuss the assistance needs of emergency managers working behind the scenes to ensure

Article Out Loud – The Evolution of Homeland Security Higher Education

  Full article by Heather Issvoran, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 27, 2024. In this featured article, the director of strategic communications for the Center for Homeland Defense and Security describes how homeland security education expanded after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, to ensure that

Article Out Loud – April 2024 Eclipse – Moving From Planning Into Operations

  Full article by Laurel J. Radow, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, a member of the American Astronomical Society Solar Eclipse Task Force shares an operational checklist for communities that will experience a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Eclipse event

Article Out Loud – Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

  Full article by Heather McGaffin, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, the director of The Office of Unified Communications in Washington, DC, provides a glimpse inside emergency communications centers and the strategic planning needed to ensure that someone is always there

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