A Conversation with Nicole Lurie, M.D., MSPH, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Friday, July 12th, 2013 - 13:44
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Strengthening the country’s public health preparedness and response takes many forms and complementary efforts. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plays a critical role in seeing this through - pursuing a strategy for national health security that promotes resilient communities and health systems coordinating and working together before, during, and after disasters. What is national health security and how do we get there as a country? How are we strengthening public health and medical preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities?

Social Media in Times of Emergency

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 - 9:56
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 09:38
  In the month of August, the East Coast was hit with two natural disasters, one foreseen, Hurricane Irene, and one without notice, the August 23rd earthquake.  Though one primary form of established media failed—phone service during the earthquake was interrupted for many, if not most—both government agencies and individual citizens used social media to learn about what was happening and to communicate while each emergency progressed.

Leadership Matters

Friday, January 15th, 2010 - 16:30
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