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2015 Hurricane Sandy Conference: Translating Research into Practice

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) are pleased to announce the 2015 Hurricane Sandy Conference: Translating Research into Practice August 10-11 at the NYU Kimmel Center in New York City. The meeting is open to the public. We invite members of the public, including public health practitioners, disaster first responders, research scientists, community based organizations, and members of Hurricane Sandy impacted communities to attend.

The conference will allow HHS Sandy Recovery Science grantees to share the outcomes of their Hurricane Sandy research and training projects on:

  • individual and community resilience
  • disaster behavioral health and mental health outcomes
  • emergency department and public health system resilience and response
  • health care access
  • first responder and recovery worker safety and resilience
  • mold mitigation and related health outcomes
  • morbidity and mortality in vulnerable and general populations

All conference participants will also discuss:

  • opportunities to build a community of practice around Hurricane Sandy recovery research;
  • the path forward for translating Hurricane Sandy recovery science research results into practice; and
  • how the Sandy recovery science grants model disaster research science preparedness and benefit Sandy impacted communities

Registration and other information can be found at: www.PHE.gov/Research2Practice. Any questions can be directed to sciencepreparedness@hhs.gov.