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Community Resilience Webcasts

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    Florida Department of Health 

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These webcasts are designed to share new information, experiences, and best practices among Florida's community partners. This page contains information on upcoming webcasts as well as links, recordings, slides, and supporting documents from previous webcasts.

Past Webcasts 

September 11, 2012
Discharge Planning
This webinar discussed the importance of discharge planning and introduced participants to the 2012 Discharge Planning Resource Guide. Speakers from the Departments of Health, Elder Affairs, and Agency for Health Care Administration described their agency's roles and presented ways the guide can be used to support local disaster preparedness and response activities.

PowerPoint Slides
Audio Transcript
Questions & Answers

June 20, 2012
Disaster Behavioral Health Needs of Persons with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Considerations
This webcast aims to encourage planners and emergency response personnel to engage advocates and individuals with mental health disorders in the planning process and identify planning considerations involving persons with mental health disorders in their community. The objectives for participants include identifying unique disaster behavioral health needs of persons with mental health and substance abuse considerations, providing tips/tools for addressing those needs; outlining current efforts towards emergency preparedness programs for persons with mental health disorders; and recognizing the needs of persons with mental health disorders in an emergency situation.

PowerPoint Slides

April 19, 2012
Children's Preparedness - National Guidance and Resources for Addressing the Unique Needs of Children
This webinar focuses on the current national efforts for children's preparedness and offers a case study. Participants will learn to recognize the needs of children and youth in emergencies, outline the current national efforts towards emergency preparedness programs for children and youth; gain the ability to locate resources addressing children's preparedness; and facilitate what health care professionals and emergency responders can do to participate in community preparedness.

PowerPoint Slides

January 27, 2012
Preparedness Resources and Planning Considerations Supporting Vulnerable Populations*
Speakers from the Florida Department of Health, Florida Division of Emergency Management, and Florida Department of Elder Affairs addressed planners, emergency coordinators, responders, and stakeholders in this January 2012 satellite broadcast about the online planning resources provided by the Florida Department of Health involving seniors, children, and persons with functional and access needs.

Webinar Recording

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*Denotes CE and credits provided by the Suwannee River Area Health Education Center.

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*Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF).  The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.