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Next EM Forum Webinar: Tribal Preparedness in the Pacific Northwest

An Emergency Management Forum (EMForum) webinar on August 29 will discuss the relationship between Washington State and its surrounding state and regional tribal communities, which has been called a model for collaboration.
Next EM Forum Webinar: Tribal Preparedness in the Pacific Northwest

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe's van, reading "Emergency Preparedness 'Because community is what matters most' ' Make a plan, be prepared, get involved.'"

An Emergency Management Forum (EMForum) webinar on August 29 will discuss the relationship between Washington State and its surrounding state and regional tribal communities, which has been called a model for collaboration.

August 23, 2012

Exciting work is taking place in Native communities of the Pacific Northwest in the areas of risk reduction and response. An Emergency Management Forum (EMForum) webinar on August 29 will highlight some of this work.

The webinar will discuss the relationship between Washington State and its surrounding state and regional tribal communities, which has been called a model for collaboration. In the next session of the Emergency Management Forum, leaders from the Pacific Northwest will highlight these efforts, as well as the role of the Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council and its national counterpart.

Presenters will also share the discussions and recommendations from the 9th Annual Tribal Public Health Preparedness Conference, which took place earlier this month. A primary goal of both the conference and the EMForum is to share strategies for improving emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. Visit the EMForum now to continue the conversation and learn more about improving disaster risk reduction in your community.

Proceedings of the 9th Annual Tribal Public Health Preparedness Conference

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)

Target Audience

  • Tribal health workers
  • Emergency management staff
  • State, local, and tribal government officials

Presenters
Joe Finkbonner
Executive Director, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

John Erickson
Special Assistant, Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Washington State Department of Health

Lynda Zambrano
Executive Director, Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council

Moderator
John Scott (Tlingit)
Emergency Information Infrastructure Project (EIIP) Board member and president of the Center for Public Service Communications

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