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Staffing for Emergency Response and Recovery

Broadcast Date: August 29, 2006
(1 hour, 30 minutes)

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Program Overview

In recent years, attention and resources have focused on emergency preparedness plans, systems and training. Few would question that our workforce is better trained to handle disasters, but do we have the right people in response positions; those capable of handling the extreme stress and uncertainty of a major disaster? Additionally, are managers and supervisors ready to handle the overwhelming staffing complexities related to catastrophic events? This program will address these questions and provide lessons learned in human resources in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. 

Faculty

Kathy Vincent, MSW
Staff Assistant to the State Health Officer
Alabama Department of Public Health

Nancy Fleming
Human Resources Director
Department of Health and Hospitals
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Target Audience

Managers, supervisors and human resources personnel in government, non-profit and private organizations; first responders and medical personnel; leaders of volunteers; public health professionals; medical and public health students.

Contact Hours

None for this program.

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(334) 206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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