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Workshop Abstracts

Name of Session:

Session B 7

 NCEH Public Health Preparedness for Environmental Emergencies

Description of Session:

Environmental emergencies are caused by natural hazards (i.e., hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis) and technological or man-made hazards (i.e., hazardous materials, structural collapse and terrorism) The CDC National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) is responsible for promotion of public health preparedness for environmental emergencies. The NCEH Division of Laboratory Services is actively involved in strengthening national and state capacity for chemical analysis. The NCEH Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services now offers training for environmental health officers at the state and local level, a program for promoting coordination of environmental health mutual assistance among states as well as the development of tools and consultation for writing and evaluating public health emergency plans on an international scale. The NCEH Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Evaluation is currently working to develop standardized processes and tools for rapid assessment of community needs after environmental disasters. This session will provide an overview of select NCEH programs involved in promoting public health preparedness at the state, national and international level.

Presenter(s) E-mail

Moderator: Mark Keim Degrees: MD

Presenter 1:

David Ashley Degrees: PhD

Title of Presentation: Enhancing Laboratory Preparedness for Environmental Disasters

Presenter 2:

Stacy Young Degrees: MPH

Title of Presentation: Developing Standardized Assessment Tools for Environmental Emergencies

Presenter 3:

Mark Miller Degrees: RS, MPH

Title of Presentation: Enhancing Environmental Health Capacity for Public Health Preparedness

Presenter 4:

Paul Giannone Degrees: MPH

Title of Presentation: Enhancing International Public Health Preparedness