Emergency Response and Climate Change

Climate change creates a need for preparedness and an understanding of emergency response, because in a warming climate, disaster strikes more often. With wild fires, rising sea levels and unpredictable weather patterns on the rise, it is essential to have environmental health professionals equipped with the best information to work within these unprecedented conditions. Check out NEHA's course offerings to learn more about how you can be prepared. 

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Economics of Climate Change

The impacts of climate change include the economy. If it is not addressed, then the cost is great—not just the financial cost, but also the environmental and social costs. Investing in sustainable, low-carbon, and resilient infrastructure will save money, preserve the environment, and provide for healthy communities.

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Workshop: Applying the Disaster Risk Reduction Model for Health Systematically in the U.S.

  • Opening Remarks: Overview of Disaster Risk Reduction and Application to Health

Mollie Mahany, Senior Public Health Advisor, Office of the Director, National Centers for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


  • DRR Lessons from International Communities

Mark Keim, Principal, DisasterDoc, LLC


AHEPP: Annual Conference

Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals’ 1st Annual Conference


This National conference will help guide participants through the most important disaster preparedness concerns in various types of Healthcare facilities today.  The conference will include speakers with disaster stories from the field and experts that will help guide and refine your planning efforts. This event will allow for intensive and collaborative learning opportunities and networking for all participants.