National Press Club

Local Health Emergency Preparedness

April 2, 2007

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Run time: 28 minutes

Public health officials, government agency representatives and others spoke about improving local preparedness for public health emergencies. They spoke about lessons learned for a recent meningitis outbreak in Rhode Island and the response to a major snow storm in the Denver area. The also talked about communication and coordination between various agencies, emergency disaster and public health planning, and preparedness for responses to terrorist threats.