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HANYS to Help Train Hospitals for Collaborative Disaster Planning

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The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) offers a free, Web-based training session, Building Collaborative Disaster Planning Processes Between Hospitals and Emergency Management, funded by a grant from The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

This course focuses on enhancing collaborative community preparedness for the medical needs of disaster victims. It is directed toward those working in emergency management agencies and health care organizations whose primary job responsibilities do not include disaster preparedness, especially in small communities and rural areas. It is also useful for those in public health, emergency medical, fire, and other services related to disaster preparedness. 

To conclude this training, ACEP, in conjunction with FEMA, will offer a Webconference featuring local subject matter experts who will discuss disaster planning and emergency management in New York. These will include representatives from HANYS, the New York State Office of Emergency Management, the Department of Health, and Albany Medical Center.

The Webconference is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, at 2 p.m. Please register online for the training program and July 12 session. You will need to establish a user name and password before you can access the training portal. Contact: Christopher Smith

Published July 1, 2011