Workshop: Applying the Disaster Risk Reduction Model for Health Systematically in the U.S.

  • Opening Remarks: Overview of Disaster Risk Reduction and Application to Health

Mollie Mahany, Senior Public Health Advisor, Office of the Director, National Centers for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


  • DRR Lessons from International Communities

Mark Keim, Principal, DisasterDoc, LLC


AHEPP: Annual Conference

Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals’ 1st Annual Conference


This National conference will help guide participants through the most important disaster preparedness concerns in various types of Healthcare facilities today.  The conference will include speakers with disaster stories from the field and experts that will help guide and refine your planning efforts. This event will allow for intensive and collaborative learning opportunities and networking for all participants.  


The 2014 Dallas, Texas, Ebola Incident: Global Implications to All-Hazards Preparedness and Health Care Worker Protection

This guest commentary examines a series of well-documented nosocomial viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks, including the October 2014 Dallas Ebola index case, to provide guidance for future preparedness and response in the health care setting. Hazard vulnerability assessments, occupational safety, relevant and appropriate personal protective equipment, and biosurveillance topics are discussed through the all-hazards preparedness lens.

Methyl Iodide Fumigation of Bacillus anthracis Spores

Fumigation techniques such as chlorine dioxide, vaporous hydrogen peroxide, and paraformaldehyde previously used to decontaminate items, rooms, and buildings following contamination with Bacillus anthracis spores are often incompatible with materials (e.g., porous surfaces, organics, and metals), causing damage or residue. Alternative fumigation with methyl bromide is subject to U.S. and international restrictions due to its ozone-depleting properties.