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Emory: Leading Regional Partners in National Hurricane Response Hub

The Emory University Rollins School of Public Health at has been chosen to serve as one of five regional technical assistance centers for the Hurricane Response Hub initiative led by the National Network of Public Health Institutes. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this national program is designed to enhance disaster-related surveillance and environmental and occupational health recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria by building disaster-related public health workforce capacity.

Rollins will serve as the coordinating body of the Georgia Hurricane Response Hub Technical Assistance Center, leading public health workforce capacity building activities in disaster-related surveillance, environmental, and occupational health needs. The Hub will operate in close partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA).

“We are enthusiastic about bringing together the leading public health and health care preparedness professionals in Georgia to enhance storm resilience capacity in the state,” says Ms. Melissa (Moose) Alperin, director of the Georgia Hurricane Response Hub Technical Assistance Center.

The training and resources developed through this initiative will help health departments, public health institutes, emergency management, law enforcement, health care providers, government entities, and other organizations build workforce capacity and institutional knowledge that improves disaster-related recovery in the future.

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