Leveraging the disaster preparedness and response capabilities of NNPHI’s distributive capacity network of public health institutes, public health training centers, and additional partners including universities, national non-profits and consultants, the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training at NNPHI is leading the Hurricane Response Hub (HRH) to enhance environmental and occupational health recovery efforts of jurisdictions impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
Launched in September of 2018, we are collaborating with our partners to identify environmental and occupational health recovery needs within state, territorial, local, and tribal health agencies within impacted jurisdictions and to address those needs by:
- Fulfilling technical assistance requests
- Providing resources and educational materials
- Training the workforce in disaster-related environmental and occupational health recovery needs
- Addressing surveillance for morbidity and mortality from disaster-related environmental and occupational health exposures
- Improving the capacity of public health information sharing on disaster-related environmental and occupation health issues.
Agencies and individuals working in 2017 Hurricane impacted jurisdictions:
For more information, please contact our Hurricane Response team at HRH@nnphi.org.