2018 Preparedness Summit Final Plenary Session—“A Troubling Gap: Why Cyber Security Matters to Public Health Emergency Response”

The final plenary session “A Troubling Gap: Why Cyber Security Matters to Public Health Emergency Preparedness” wrapped up the 2018 Preparedness Summit at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Ga. with a panel discussion on why cyberattacks is a public health concern. In this interactive session,…

2018 Preparedness Summit Final Late-breaking Session—“Vegas Strong: A Community Moving from Tragedy to Resilience”

The final late-breaking session at the 2018 Preparedness Summit featured the leaders who facilitated the response and recovery of October’s mass casualty incident in Las Vegas, Nev. The Las Vegas shooting, carried out by a lone shooter, was unprecedented. The shooter unleashed more than 1,100…

2018 Preparedness Summit Second plenary session—“Strengthening Health Security: Visions for a Prepared and Resilient Nation”

The second plenary session convened leaders from the U.S. government to discuss their visions for a more resilient nation. Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health, moderated the session. Shah kicked off the session with this observation, “There is one certainty. [Extraordinary]…

Wildfire Health and Safety Information and Resources

Wildfire smoke can burn eyes, irritate respiratory systems, and is particularly problematic for those who have chronic heart and lung conditions. Pregnant women and infants are also vulnerable to the impacts of wildfire smoke. CDC recommends monitoring local air quality reports via the US Air…