Public Health Crises and the Emergency Manager

Tue. 8:30-10:00 a.m., Interlocken A

This session will discuss best practices for cooperation and collaboration among local public health officials and emergency management teams, both during natural and technological disasters and during public health crises. The two groups have historically operated separately and often not had close interactions. But recent events—including the H1N1 outbreak—have highlighted the need for tighter collaboration. Lessons learned from last year’s spread of H1N1 will be presented, along with discussion of how to better integrate public health into emergency management, and vice versa.

Panelist Gary Noonan, Moderator
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Scott Bookman Scott Bookman, Panelist
Denver Health Paramedic Division


Stephen CantrillStephen Cantrill, Panelist
Denver Health


PanelistLisa Dressler, Panelist
City of Minneapolis