Distance Learning

Hot Topics at the Intersection of Public Health and Health Care, Part I: Outbreak, Disaster, or other Emergency: Is Your Health Care Client Prepared? - On Demand Recording

Recorded On: 09/12/2017

Time: 90 minutes
Format: Live Webinar

In today's world of extreme weather events, active shooter incidents, and global disease outbreaks, healthcare institutions must be prepared to face the demands of unpredictable emergency situations.  This webinar describes how hospitals and other health care organizations can prepare for outbreaks and disaster situations inside and outside of the health care setting.  Speakers will discuss ways to utilize legal assessment, employee training, and professional agreements, such as memoranda of understanding, to prepare health care organizations to properly respond to emergency situations.  In addition, speakers will provide lessons learned from Ebola and active shooter incident scenarios. 

Note: No CLE offered for this course.

This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • AHLA Public Interest Committee

Gregory Sunshine, JD

Public Health Analyst

Carter Consulting, Inc.
Public Health Law Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alison Parmar, JD


Office of Emergency Management Massachusetts General Hospital
Center for Disaster Medicine Boston, MA

Mary Massey, BSN, MA, PHN

Hospital Preparedness Coordinator

CHA Hospital Preparedness Program
California Hospitals Association
Sacramento, CA

Brianne Bostian, MPH (Moderator)

Training Consultant

Public Health Law Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

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