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August 2017

Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Operations Course (August)

August 13 @ 8:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm

The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Preparedness Course is a five-day course designed to give federal, state, and local officials information on how to best plan and prepare for a public health emergency and how to use and manage the SNS in response to a terrorist attack, natural disaster, or technological accident. This course takes place at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama. FEMA also covers the cost of travel expenses for state and local students.…

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EARTH EX: Emergency All-sector Response Transnational Hazard Exercise™

August 23

The Electric Infrastructure Security (EIS) Council is hosting a virtual multi-sector, emergency response, transnational hazard exercise, EARTH EX, on August 23, 2017. EARTH EX is a part of the National Exercise Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. This event is open to organizational staff representing the private, non-profit, and private sectors, as well as individuals and families. Participants will be offered "a unique opportunity to examine preparedness, response and restoration postures for severe hazard scenarios without extensive preparation for the exercise."…

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Webinar: Highly Pathogenic Infectious Disease Exercise Planning for Regional Transport

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) in partnership with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR’s) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) is hosting a webinar series highlighting NETEC’s suite of free, fully customizable, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)-compliant exercise materials. This webinar will be the third in the series and is scheduled for August 23, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET. The presentation will focus on the regional transport plan exercise template…

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EPA Webinar: National Stormwater Calculator

August 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a webinar about its newly developed National Stormwater Calculator resource on August 23, 2017 from 3:00-4:00 pm ET. This Windows-based desktop program is designed to help support local, state and national stormwater management objectives and regulatory efforts to reduce runoff through infiltration and retention using green infrastructure (infrastructure based on natural processes) practices as low impact development (LID) controls. This webinar is intended for state environmental and health agencies, tribes, local governments, communities, stakeholders and…

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September 2017

Webinar: Beyond the Basics – The Impact of Zika Virus on Vision and Hearing

September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar is the next in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Webinar Series on Zika Virus Syndrome titled, "Beyond the Basics: The Impact of Zika Virus on Vision and Hearing". Babies born with Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome (CZVS) can have other findings beyond microcephaly. Often, these infants are seen with vision and hearing abnormalities that may be present at birth, however, these can emerge later. The research in this area is still evolving as more and more babies are born.…

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In-Person Train-the-Trainer Course: POD Essentials

September 10 - September 12
FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness, 61 Responder Dr.
Anniston, AL 36205 United States
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The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention's Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) is hosting an in-person, three-day, train-the-trainer course on Point of Dispensing (POD) essentials scheduled for September 10-12, 2017 in Anniston, Alabama. This training is designed to prepare state and local public health instructors for implementation of medical countermeasure (MCM) training in their jurisdictions. The course will consist of presentations, group activities, and discussions to introduce DSLR’s new POD Essentials course material and prepare participants to teach the material, which jurisdictions…

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Conference: Public Health & Disasters

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - September 13 @ 12:30 pm
Newpark Resort and Hotel, 1476 Newpark Boulevard
Park City, UT 84098 United States
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The University of Utah's Division of Public Health will host a multidisciplinary national conference focusing on public health and disasters on September 10-13, 2017 in Park City, UT. The conference aims to foster open dialogue and resource sharing among public health professionals supporting public health emergency response in the public and private sectors. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a range of diverse topics designed to further the work of public health and medical practitioners, emergency medical professionals, researchers, and managers who are involved…

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Webinar: Resources to Improve Health Care Coalition Preparedness

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

ASPR’s Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 14 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET to highlight new tools and templates aimed at helping healthcare coalitions (HCCs) in their preparedness efforts. ASPR TRACIE is working closely with the National Healthcare Preparedness Programs (NHPP) in developing these tools and templates. This webinar will feature Melissa Harvey and Dr. John Hick discussing the development and potential uses of a set of tools to include: Health Care…

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