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Public Health's Roles in Active Shooter Events

In this webinar presenters provide viewers with insights from their experiences in coordinating public health and medical support to mass shooting incidents. This webinar explores public health functions throughout the phases of the emergency management cycle with presentations highlighting topics such as staff training and preparedness, behavioral health, inter-agency partnership, information sharing, family and patient reunification, and medical surge. Viewers will listen to local health department staff as they discuss public health's unique position to address the consequences of gun violence, as well as how to leverage the lessons learned in prior mass shootings to enhance jurisdictional planning efforts.

Mark Raaka, MS, EMT-P Public Health Preparedness & Response Program, Whatcom County Health Department Vice Chair, Surge Management Workgroup

Cindy Thompson, BA Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Specialist Spokane Regional Health District Chair, Surge Management Workgroup

Michael Melton, MA, MPA, MEP Emergency Logistics Coordinator, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Police Captain, LAPD (Retired - 30 years)

Sara Garrington, MA, MSW Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communicable Disease Surveillance Tri-County Health Department

Todd S. Nicolson, MA Senior Public Health Preparedness Planner Southern Nevada Health District