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September 2019

Legal Preparedness Webinar Series: Rough Waters: Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Hurricanes and Floods

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Governors Association, and American Bar Association announced the launch of a four-part webinar series, "Preparedness and Response for Public Health Emergencies: Exploring the Role of Law," which will explore legal preparedness for public health emergencies. The series aims to provide a more in depth look into the common legal challenges posed by public health emergencies. Legal preparedness expert Gregory Sunshine (CDC) will moderate the first webinar focusing on the impacts of flooding…

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October 2019

Legal Preparedness Webinar Series: Emergency Management Assistance Compact: Legal Considerations in 90 Minutes

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Governors Association, and American Bar Association announced the launch of a four-part webinar series, "Preparedness and Response for Public Health Emergencies: Exploring the Role of Law," which will explore legal preparedness for public health emergencies. The series aims to provide a more in depth look into the common legal challenges posed by public health emergencies. The second webinar will be led by representatives from states participating in the Emergency Management Assistance Compact…

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CDC EPIC Webinar: Overcoming Message Resistance

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

One of the great challenges in public health is overcoming message resistance. During public health emergencies, community leaders and emergency responders share advice with affected communities to help reduce harm or even save lives. People often receive and understand these messages but still don’t take the recommended actions. This webinar (1:00-2:00pm ET) from CDC’s Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) draws upon communication science, behavioral science, and the experiences of emergency responders to share best practices for overcoming message resistance. REGISTER.

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November 2019

Legal Preparedness Webinar Series: Ebola and Beyond: Legal Preparedness for Outbreaks

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Governors Association, and American Bar Association announced the launch of a four-part webinar series, "Preparedness and Response for Public Health Emergencies: Exploring the Role of Law," which will explore legal preparedness for public health emergencies. The series aims to provide a more in depth look into the common legal challenges posed by public health emergencies. The third webinar will examine challenges public health professionals and responders are facing during the Ebola response,…

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December 2019

Webinar: Medical Reserve Corps Preparedness and Response

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join FEMA Region II this December for a monthly preparedness webinar featuring speakers from local and national Medical Reserve Corps teams. Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers including medical and public health professionals, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities in blue skies and disasters. We will hear from Betty Duggan of the New York City MRC to learn about their community efforts around pandemics likes the flu, as well as from…

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Webinar: Overview of Updated CERT Basic Curriculum

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join FEMA Tuesday, December 10 at 4:00 PM EST to learn more about the release of the updated Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Curriculum. FEMA will share the reasons for the changes, highlight best practices, and share impacts of the updated train. Participants will learn how trainers can deliver the updated training and when to order materials. REGISTER.

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Webinar: Zoning Code and Comprehensive Plan Strategies for Climate Resilience

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planning and zoning are important tools for communities to address climate vulnerabilities and build resilience. Land use, transportation, public health, the built environment, and more can be addressed through codes, ordinances, incentives, and other local government strategies. The Sustainable Development Code is a new, online tool that offers best practices for communities of all sizes to integrate environmental sustainability and climate resilience into zoning codes and comprehensive plans. Through 32 chapters on topics ranging from floodplain and river corridor land use to…

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Webinar: HSIN Enhances Public Safety Capabilities of Tribal Governments

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Emergency Services Sector-Specific Agency (ES SSA) and Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Mission Advocate have partnered to conduct a webinar titled "HSIN Enhances Public Safety Capabilities of Tribal Governments." David Henry, mission advocate for the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) program, will share ways that Tribal communities can improve and safeguard their information for planning and operations. HSIN supports several Tribal communities for special event, infrastructure security, public safety, law enforcement and intelligence…

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Legal Preparedness Webinar Series: Information Sharing 101: Protecting Public Health Data

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Governors Association, and American Bar Association announced the launch of a four-part webinar series, "Preparedness and Response for Public Health Emergencies: Exploring the Role of Law," which will explore legal preparedness for public health emergencies. The series aims to provide a more in depth look into the common legal challenges posed by public health emergencies. The fourth webinar in the series will focus on providing an overview of the legal authorities to…

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Webinar: Leveraging One Health Collaborations to Enhance Investigation Capacity

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One Health recognizes the interconnection between human, animal, and environmental health. To better address the many One Health issues facing public health, such as vector-borne diseases and zoonoses driven by wildlife diversity, socioeconomic disparities, and extreme weather events, Arizona Department of Health Services developed a comprehensive One Health toolkit. The toolkit addresses the need for documentation outlining partner roles and responsibilities and aims to strengthen existing collaborations, foster communication, and enhance capacity for routine investigations and emergency preparedness purposes. NACCHO…

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