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Disaster Response in Japan: What You Need to Know If You Might Go  (ENV 1707)Disaster Response in Japan: What You Need to Know If You Might Go (ENV 1707)

This 12 minute training is conducted by Richard Garfield, RN DrPH, Senior Investigator and Affiliated Faculty of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University. The earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster which occurred in Japan demonstrate the need for special skills among international relief workers assisting in the recovery. Organizations need to consider how they will work with public and private institutions, and what they'll need to know and bring. Lessons learned from this training can also be applied to other international relief efforts.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities: Information Sharing, Responder Safety and Health

Competencies: 1.5 Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures., 1.3 Facilitate collaboration with internal and external emergency response partners., 1.1 Solve problems under emergency conditions., 2.2 Use principles of crisis and risk communication., 1.6 Act within the scope of oneÆs legal authority., 4.1 Maintain personal/family emergency preparedness plans., 4.2 Employ protective behaviors according to changing conditions, personal limitations, and threats.

Estimated Length: 15 minute(s)


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Online Lesson1. Richard Garfield: Disaster Response in Japan -
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