(ENV 2706) Aid in Japan: A First-Hand Account
Dr. Kate Uraneck, Senior Medical Coordinator at the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, discusses her experience in aiding Japan's recovery effort following the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. She describes the enormous loss of health infrastructure as well as how evacuations, crisis communication, and sheltering were conducted. She concludes with lessons learned for the U.S. public health sector. This course was created in 2011.