summitpicwebsiteInteractive Ignite sessions will provide a fast-paced overview of hot topics in public health preparedness, followed by a facilitated discussion. Explore the sessions below:

Reaching the New America: Communication Strategies with Immigrants for Health Departments of All Sizes
Explore ways to provide equitable access to critical information in communities where English may not be widely spoken, or that don’t use mainstream communication channels.

Utilizing Domestic Resources for Global Health Security
Discover how domestic laboratory networks serve as resources for building and sustaining global laboratory systems that support the Global Health Security Agenda and the international health regulations.

CDC’s Public Health Emergency Response to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak
Listen to an overview of CDC’s 2014 Ebola outbreak response, including its link to global health security, the complexity of coordination in the emergency operations center, first-hand experience of staff who deployed to West Africa, and more.

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Disease Challenges
Discuss best practices and lessons learned during responses to hantavirus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Chikungunya, and West Nile Virus.

MRC Units Demonstrate Community Impact Through Innovation
Hear from MRC Challenge Award winners about their winning projects, strategies for utilizing volunteers to support community resilience projects, real life successes and challenges, and the community impact of their programs.

Not Your Granddad’s Strategic National Stockpile: Six Innovative Practices to Help You Adapt Your Medical Countermeasure Strategies to Today’s Dynamic Threats
Engage with experts from across the country as they share innovative strategies for enhancing medical countermeasure operations at the state and local levels.

The Effects of Hurricane Sandy on Vulnerable Populations: Implications for Preparedness Efforts
Examine the effects that Hurricane Sandy had on vulnerable populations such as older adults, pregnant women, watermen, opioid treatment patients, and low-income people living in high-rise buildings.

Improving Influenza Immunizations: Protecting Vulnerable Populations Through Partnerships with Providers
Learn about the strategic public health and healthcare provider partnerships that aim to improve flu outcomes among vulnerable populations.

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