Bridging Community Partners through Drills & Exercises


This program will highlight the importance of partnering with community based organizations to protect vulnerable populations during disasters. The speaker will also describe a multi-agency coordinating group which was formed to enhance human and technological capacity to communicate and to better manage regional health and medical resources in an all-hazards emergency or disaster.

 At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the need to collaborate with community partners in preparedness planning efforts
  2. Develop strategies to engage community partners in emergency planning
  3. Identify lessons learned through drills and exercises conducted in collaboration with community based organizations
  4. Describe the value of a health and medical multi-agency coordinating group during emergencies


Name: Margaret Watson
Phone: 518-402-4659
Address: Center for Public Health Preparedness
University at Albany School of Public Health
One University Place
Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456

Meta Information
Format: Video
Languages: English
Keywords: community, partnerships, volunteers, VOAD, NGO, CBO
Target Capabiltities: Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Common: Planning, Recover: Economic and Community Recovery, Recover: Restoration of Lifelines, Respond: Citizen Evacuation and Shelter In-place, Respond: Emergency Public Information and Warning, Respond: Mass Care (Sheltering, Feeding, Related services), Respond: Mass Prophylaxis, Respond: Medical Surge, Respond: Volunteer Management and Donations
Universal Task Listing: Respond, Recover, Common
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application
Copyright Restrictions: Public Domain
Is Product...: Downloadable
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Wed Mar 12 12:07:23 -0400 2008
Last Updated: Wed Mar 12 12:10:05 -0400 2008