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AFPHS-202307 AFPHS Training July 2023 Communicating about Emergency Preparedness

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Recorded Webinar Self-paced Courses Ongoing

Course Description

Emergencies increase risk of harm for older adults living with impaired mobility, cognitive deficits, chronic diseases, social isolation, and limited financial resources. The public health sector is uniquely situated to implement emergency preparedness strategies to protect older adults and their caregivers in the face of emergency situations. The July AFPHS highlighted the public health sector’s role in protecting older adults and their caregivers during emergencies, with a focus on communication.

Speakers for this session included:


  • Matt McKillop, Senior Health Policy Researcher and Analyst, Trust for America’s Health
  • Bethany Phenix-Osgood, Planning & Resource Director and Tribal Liaison, Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington

Average Completion Time

1 hours



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