Building disaster-related public health capacity to enhance environmental and occupational health recovery efforts in Florida.
In the wake of the 2017 Hurricanes, many of the hurricane-affected jurisdictions still need assistance to ensure disaster-related environmental and occupational health practices are applied to recovery efforts.
The Hurricane Response Hub (HRH) initiative is a coordinated effort among federal, state, and local public health organizations to facilitate training, technical assistance, and information sharing to enhance ongoing environmental and occupational health recovery in jurisdictions affected by the 2017 hurricanes.
Through the HRH effort, professionals engaged in hurricane and disaster-related health recovery will have access to quality training and technical assistance through a network of five technical assistance centers representing the regions most affected by the 2017 hurricanes.
The Florida Hurricane Response Hub (HRH) is working with a range of state and regional partners to lead public health workforce capacity building activities in disaster-related surveillance, environmental, and occupational health needs, including:
Hurricane Response Hub (HRH) Initiative
HRH is a collaborative effort between the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training at NNPHI, public health institutes, public health training centers, and range of other partners, focused on enhancing environmental and occupational health recovery efforts of jurisdictions impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
The HRH effort is leveraging the experience, capacity, and resources of NNPHI’s vast network, to identify environmental and occupational health recovery needs and help address those needs through providing training and technical assistance, addressing surveillance for morbidity and mortality, and improving the capacity of public health information sharing.
The Florida Hurricane Response Hub (FL-HRH) is excited to share the final issue of The Hub Speaks, a quarterly publication that is part of our partnership with the National Coordinating Center for Public Health at NNPHI and several other partner hubs throughout the country. This issue of our newsletter includes:
… and so much MORE!
Florida Institute for Health Innovation.
Puerto Rico Hurricane Hub Technical Assistance Center: Puerto Rico Public Health Trust.