For Immediate Release:
May 21, 2009
County and City Leaders Coordinate to Just Be Ready
From new flu A H1N1 to earthquakes and fires, elected officials and city managers gather to prepare for potential public health emergencies
WHAT: Public health emergencies such as earthquakes, fires, or a new flu virus occur without warning. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will host a workshop designed to educate elected officials and city managers in how to effectively respond to public health emergencies. The workshop will focus on the emergency response structure of the county, introduce helpful tools, and provide a forum for cities to meet with their county emergency preparedness partner. The LA County Just Be Ready: Prepare Together campaign will be on display. Speakers include Dr. Ivan Walks, who performed an instrumental role in managing the anthrax attacks of 2001 on Capitol Hill.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
WHO: Don Knabe, Chairman and Supervisor, Fourth District, Board of Supervisors Los Angeles County
Ivan Walks, MD, former Chief Health Officer of Washington, D.C.
Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Health Officer
John Fernandes, Administrator, Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management.
CONTACT: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Office of Communications
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