Meeting

The Future of Disaster Health Volunteerism: 2042 - A Workshop


When: April 26, 2017 (1:30 PM Eastern)
Where: Atlanta Marriott Marquis • 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Topics Biomedical and Health ResearchPublic Health
Activity: Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies
Board: Board on Health Sciences Policy

A panel of leading experts will engage participants in an aspirational discussion on possibilities for disaster health volunteerism in the next 25 years.  Session participants will contribute to the development of a desired future state for volunteerism and provide feedback on the incremental goals and actions needed to achieve it. 

Specifically, presentations and discussions will be designed to help participants:

  • Examine key resources and tools that will enhance or sustain professional work or volunteer role in planning for, responding to, and recovering from disasters and other public health emergencies.
  • Explore opportunities to engage with local, state, federal, NGO and private sector stakeholders to support development of a robust, scalable and regularly engaged disaster health volunteer workforce.
  • Discuss the key characteristics desired of a disaster health volunteerism in 2042.

An agenda will be posted to this page closer to the meeting date.

Registration for the 2017 Preparedness Summit is required to attend. http://preparednesssummit.org/

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