Emory helps develop emergency preparedness network for long-term care centers

The Emory Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (Emory PERRC), with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, partnered with the Florida Health Care Association, Florida Department of Health Bureau of Preparedness and Response, West Virginia Healthcare Association, and the West Virginia Center for Threat Preparedness to develop an emergency preparedness resource website in each state for long term care (LTC) facilities.

Led by Sarah Blake, PhD, MA in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, the websites for Florida (www.ltcprepare.org) and West Virginia (www.911wv.org) are designed as gateways to tools, resources, and information on emergency preparedness topics specifically for LTC facilities, including skilled nursing and post-acute care centers.

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