|NAME||Public Health to the Rescue: Emergency Response is Now a Core Function|
|COURSE STARTS||Open Enrollment|
|COURSE ENDS||7 weeks to complete from date of registration|
|LEVEL OF TRAINING||Aware|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION|| |
This program will examine the roles played by three state public health agencies in the response and recovery phases of Hurricane Katrina, specifically with respect to the public health core functions. The State Health Officers from Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi will discuss how their agencies roles in assessment, policy development, and assurance were affected by this disaster. They will discuss as a group: what worked and what didn't; and what should be modified for the future. Since each state and agency was affected by the Hurricane in a different way, the roles these organizations assumed were different as well. There are valuable lessons to be learned by not only reviewing the response by agencies directly involved in the disaster, but also from neighboring states that provided support and assistance. NOTE: This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.