Hurricanes can have long-lasting effects that go far beyond loss of life, physical damage and property loss. After the storm, affected communities may deal with challenging physical, mental, emotional and environmental consequences. Emergency managers, first responders and public health professionals should know about these issues and be able to direct people to available resources.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) covers these topics, tailoring information to leaders, emergency responders, and state and local governments. Each has a different role in disaster planning and response, and therefore can help communities recover in different ways.
The CDC joins with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in an upcoming webinar to teach community leaders, public health professionals, health educators and other stakeholders about health issues and mental health concerns that may linger after a hurricane.
Join them on Oct. 17, 1 p.m. Eastern for a discussion about hurricane recovery. This is part of the Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) webinar series. More information on this webinar, previous EPIC webinars, and information on continuing education units can be found on the EPIC Webinar website.Source: CDC