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The Role of Health Promoters in Emergency Response

Broadcast Date: August 1, 2006
(1 hour)

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Linda E. Forys, EdM, CHES (8 pages)
Yescenia Espinosa (3 pages)

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Program Overview

Health promoters are vital assets to emergency preparedness, but are often overlooked in state and local emergency response. The recent national disasters highlight the critical need for health promotion skills in community organizing, advocacy, health communications, and other areas of emergency planning. What were the successes, as well as the lessons learned in the recent Gulf Coast crisis? This plenary will provide some key observations from ground zero responders, as well as CDCs Emergency Communication System staff.

Faculty

Linda Forys, EdM, CHES
Director, Health Education and Promotion for Harris County, Texas
Public Health and Environmental Services

Yescenia Espinosa
Health Education Specialist
Emergency Communication System
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Target Audience

Health educators and health promotion specialists at the local, state and national levels, community health workers, worksite health promotion specialists, multi-disciplinary public health staff, social workers, health consultants, chronic disease directors, program managers, researchers, academics, nurses, nutritionists, clinical practitioners, patient educators and students.

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None for this program.

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(334) 206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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