Wednesday, May 29, 2019

NCDMPH/ASPR Webinar: Tools to Help Care for Older Adults in Disasters

Dana Halvorson and Erin Prendergast

The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will be holding a webinar today at 2pm ET entitled, Tools to Help Care for Older Adults in Disasters, presented by Dr. Cheryl A. Levine, Senior Advisor for At-Risk Individuals at ASPR and Kandra Strauss-Riggs, MPH, Education Director, HJF, NCDMPH/USU.  Dr. Levine will be promoting the latest Capacity-Building Toolkit for including Aging & Disability Networks in Emergency Planning, which was authored by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in collaboration with the HHS office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the HHS Administration for Community Living (ACL).  Ms. Strauss-Riggs will be promoting the Caring for Older Adults in Disasters curriculum. The purpose of this curriculum is to enable educators to teach health professionals about caring for older adults in disasters. This curriculum can be used by a wide range of health professions.  Registration is required to receive the event information. Visit the webinar information page to learn more and sign up. Dial-in instructions will be sent prior to the event start.  Just a reminder as well that hurricane season starts on June 1st. 

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