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CDC Second Wednesday Webinar: Medical Countermeasure Planning
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will present the March Second Wednesday Webinar from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 13. The presentation will highlight anthrax and pandemic influenza readiness key components in preparation for the next Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement performance period.
Registration is not required to join this webinar via Adobe Connect. Participants can log onto https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/r6ooog3mlz5/ to view the webinar. To listen to the audio portion via a phone line, dial 1-888-455-3007 and enter participant passcode 4330935.
CEUs will not be offered for this presentation. For more information on the Second Wednesday Webinar series, contact email@example.com
Background: PHEP is a critical source of funding for state, local, and territorial public health departments. Since 2002, the PHEP cooperative agreement has provided assistance to public health departments across the nation. This helps health departments build and strengthen their abilities to effectively respond to a range of public health threats, including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. Preparedness activities funded by the PHEP cooperative agreement specifically targeted the development of emergency-ready public health departments that are flexible and adaptable.
In response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, CDC also helped communities through the Public Health Emergency Response grant to increase state and local preparedness and response capacity during the pandemic. The recipients included the 62 PHEP awardees.