Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 1:00pm (Eastern Time)
Hurricanes can have long-lasting effects. After the storm, affected communities may deal with challenging physical, mental, emotional, and environmental consequences. Please review the video recording of the webinar hosted by CDC’s Scott Damon and SAMHSA’s Meghan Griffin on the topic of health issues and mental health concerns that may linger after a hurricane.
Webinar participants and viewers will accomplish the following:
- Describe CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
- Describe the topic’s implications for respective constituents.
- Discuss concerns and issues related to preparedness for and response to urgent public health threats.
- Identify reliable information resources for the topic.
- Describe how to promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention.
Scott Damon, MAIA
Health Communication Lead
Asthma & Community Health Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Meghan Griffin, MPH
Public Health Advisor
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Webinar/Audio conference call on 10/17/2018: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET
- Web-on-demand training will be available in November
- Materials: PowerPoint slide set (see Call Materials)
- Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms
- After a Hurricane
- The SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746) service available to anyone in U.S. states and territories before, during, and after natural and human-caused disasters.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Toll-free phone: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
- Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.orgexternal icon
- Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Managing Stressexternal icon
- Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachersexternal icon
- Tips for Survivors: Coping With Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Eventexternal icon
- Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC)external icon
- Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) Resource Collectionsexternal icon
- Public health professionals
- Emergency responders
- Program managers
- Certified health educators
- Mental health professionals
- Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Support/Funding: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communication Branch
- Method of Participation: You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
- Fees: None. EPIC webinars are free.
As of November 2020, this course is no longer offering CE credits but is still available for viewing.