J33.4 Systems Responding to Disasters: The Intersection between Health, Extreme Events, and the Entities That Respond to Them

Wednesday, 15 January 2020: 12:00 AM
253A (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Keith Hansen, Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; and R. Lookadoo

High-impact, multi-hazard weather events are increasing in frequency, and with them, the effects on human health are growing. As these events continue to occur, existing systems must adapt and increase their capacity to manage the health consequences of these events. This presentation will explain the response system that is currently in place to manage these events. We will explain the interaction between U.S. public health, healthcare, and emergency management systems. By better understanding the roles and responsibilities of these systems, attendees will be well prepared to interact with these entities as they prepare for and manage extreme health-impacting natural hazards. This presentation will also demonstrate tangible ways for attendees to better engage with public health, healthcare, and emergency management stakeholders in their communities.
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