Monday Schedule Detail
Session Name: Preparedness/Recovery~~You Are the Help Until Help Arrives
For a community and the nation, public awareness and preparedness is at the heart of resilience. Research has shown that people hesitate to act when they feel they don’t know what to do or are afraid action may result in making the situation worse. This presentation highlights how the national campaign “You Are the Help Until Help Arrives” works to empower the uninjured to provide life-saving care until professional help arrives. To be successful we need to spread the word and make this a collaborative effort at the national and local levels. Local leaders in emergency management, public health, and first response are the most important voices to share the message of this campaign with the public. This campaign is a multi-agency effort spearheaded by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness (ASPR) and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS). Numerous federal agencies and community partners also contributed to the development of these materials and have signed on to support the campaign. Tools and resources to engage your partners and the public on this topic will be included.
Day of Week: Monday
Time Start: 1:30PM