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NACCHO Webinar: Public Health’s Roles in Active Shooter Events

June 3, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The NACCHO Surge Management Workgroup invites preparedness and response professionals from local health departments and their partners to attend “Public Health’s Roles in Active Shooter Events” a NACCHO-hosted webinar taking place on June 3, 2019 from 1:30-3:00pm ET.

During this webinar, presenters will provide attendees with insights from their experiences in coordinating public health and medical support to mass shooting incidents. This webinar will explore public health functions throughout the phases of the emergency management cycle with presentations highlighting topics such as staff training and preparedness, behavioral health, inter-agency partnership, information sharing, family and patient reunification and medical surge. Attendees will engage with local health department staff to discuss how public health is uniquely positioned to address the consequences of gun violence, as well as how to leverage the lessons learned in prior mass shootings to enhance jurisdictional planning efforts. REGISTER.

Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe strategies for optimizing emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery operations for mass shooting incidents.
  • Describe how to manage the consequences of mass shooting incidents.
  • Identify strategies in engaging the public, staff, and partner agencies to enhance community resilience.

Mark Raaka, MS, EMT-P
Public Health Preparedness & Response Program
Whatcom County Health Department
Vice Chair, Surge Management Workgroup

Cindy Thompson, BA
Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Specialist
Spokane Regional Health District
Chair, Surge Management Workgroup

Michael Melton, MA, MPA, MEP
Emergency Logistics Coordinator
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Police Captain, LAPD (Retired – 30 years)

Sara Garrington, MA, MSW
Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager
Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communicable Disease Surveillance
Tri-County Health Department

Todd S. Nicolson, MA
Senior Public Health Preparedness Planner
Southern Nevada Health District


June 3, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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