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2016 Preparedness Summit to Highlight Work of Faculty of Schools of Public Health

The 2016 Preparedness Summit taking place in Dallas from April 19-22 will feature presentations from faculty at ASPPH member schools of public health. The 2016 Summit, Planning Today for Rebuilding Tomorrow: Resiliency and Recovery in the 21st Century, is hosted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and sponsored by several partner organizations, including ASPPH. As a partner organization, ASPPH served on the Summit’s planning committee. Mr. Patrick Gardner (University of South Florida College of Public Health) graciously represented ASPPH along with Ms. Sarah Weiner and Ms. Rachel Hauber, both ASPPH program managers, on the committee.

Two sessions that will highlight work conducted by ASPPH-member schools include:

Presented by Mr. Matthew Simon, research associate, and Ms. Kasey Decosimo, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

Date and Time: Thursday, April 21, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Presented by Nancy Carlson, Minnesota Department of Health, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

In addition, ASPPH will be hosting a town hall titled, Academia and Governmental Public Health Working Together to Strengthen Community Resiliency and Recovery, on Wednesday, April 20 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. The town hall will showcase resources developed by Council on Education for Public Health accredited schools and programs of public health that support the public health workforce in preparing its community to recover from a global health threat and person-made or natural disaster. Panelists will also highlight partnerships between academia and governmental public health that have strengthened the workforce’s capability to assist communities in recovering from disasters. The session will be moderated by Mr. Patrick Gardner, and panelists will include Dr. David Eisenman (UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health) and local governmental public heath partner, Ms. Aizita Magana (Los Angeles County Department of Public Health); and Dr. Barbara Quiram (Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health) and local governmental public health partner, Ms. Lisette Osborne (Texas Department of State Health Services).

More information about the Summit, including registration information and agenda, can be found online at http://preparednesssummit.org/.