Community engagement in research conference: Advancing communities’ disaster resilience

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
City of Milwaukee; Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW); University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)
Date:
18 Sep 2013
Location:
United States of America (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Venue:
Harley-Davidson Museum

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin in collaboration with the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Health are hosting a one-day conference to expand dialogue on advancing community resilience in preparation for possible future disasters which have been common in this region and state.

By attending the conference, participants will explore the following questions:

  • What are the community and academic perspectives about major local disasters and risks which can enhance a shared awareness and improve alignment across sectors for resilience during future disasters?
  • How can existing community-academic partnerships be leveraged to improve local, regional, and federal response in diverse communities when disasters strike?
  • How can business, government, and community-based organizations best interact to plan for and respond to crises?
  • Identification of existing community resilience strategies that can catalyze innovation toward FEMA’s goal of 'Whole Community' disaster response
  • How can community preparedness for disasters improve overall community health?


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Target audience

The conference is tailored for academic, clinical and community researchers interested in developing a local/regional/international pathway to whole community emergency preparedness. The success of the conference will also come from equal participation of a wide variety constituents, including government officials, public health professionals, community based organizations, small and large businesses, and volunteer groups.

How to register

For further information, pleas contact the event organizer.


Keywords

Themes:
Community-based DRR, Health & Health Facilities, Media, Social Impacts & Resilience
Countries:
United States of America
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015.
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