CHHS Staff Presenting at Public Health Preparedness Summit

 

Several CHHS staff members will share their expertise with public health preparedness professionals nationwide as presenters at the 2019 Preparedness Summit on March 26th & 27th in St. Louis, MO.  Please see the schedule and hyperlinks below for details.

If you are attending the Summit, we hope to see you at our presentations!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CT

B09 – Opioid Declarations – Combined Session

Presentation: When Should a Public Health Crisis be Declared an Emergency? A Look at Using Emergency Powers to Combat Public Health Issues Like the Opioid Crisis

Using the opioid overdose crisis as a case study, this presentation examines state emergency powers, their practical use in combating opioid overdoses, and potential impacts emergency declarations may have on combating this and other public health crises.

CHHS Presenters:

Maggie Davis, JD, MA

Senior Law and Policy Analyst

Christopher S. Webster, JD

Public Safety Technology Program Director

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM CT

D15 – Childcare Preparedness – Combined Session

Presentation: A, B, C, Disaster: Increasing Community Resilience through Enhanced Relationships with Early Childcare Providers & Educators

Learn about the critical role childcare providers and educators can play in response and recovery, and how public health officials and emergency responders can utilize and support this key resource to enhance children’s well-being and build community resilience. Workshop ideas, experiences, and best practices with other professionals in the field.

CHHS Presenter:

Trudy C. Henson, JD, MA

Public Health Program Director

12:00 PM – 3:30 PM CT

Poster 13 – Vulnerability Assessment of Medical Countermeasure Response in the National Capital Region

The National Capital Region (NCR) assessed its regional vulnerabilities in providing emergency medical countermeasures (MCM) to its population during a widespread biological incident. Other jurisdictions may adopt the NCR’s assessment process to identify and prioritize MCM response vulnerabilities for their future regional preparedness efforts.

CHHS Presenter:

Clark J. Lee, JD, MPH, CPH

Senior Law and Policy Analyst

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