Event Details

PHIN Partner Call

Time: June 1, 2011 from 3pm to 4pm
Location: Century Center Building 2400, Conference Room 3211
City/Town: Atlanta
Website or Map: http://://cdc-informatics.dim…
Phone: PHIN Help Desk: 1-800-532-9929
Event Type: phin, partner, call
Organized By: Joyce Howard
Latest Activity: May 23, 2011

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Event Description

Public Health Informatics and Technology Program Office (PHITPO)
PHIN Partner Call
June 01, 2011
3:00–4:00 PM EDT
Century Center Building 2400, Conference Room 3211

3:00 Welcome and Announcements

3:05 Increasing Community Preparedness: Important Water Sector Tools for the Public Health Sector
Nushat Thomas joined the Water Security Division (WSD) in 2009 as an Environmental Protection Specialist in the Emergency Response Team. She is the Project Lead on Community- Based Water Resiliency, while also serving in various roles with Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Water and Wastewater Response Network (WARN) programs. Prior to joining WSD, Ms. Thomas was employed with Mirant Services, LLC as an Environmental Analyst responsible for managing the environmental compliance program at the Potomac River coal-fired generating plant. She has served in the United States Army active, as a duty Environmental Science Officer at Fort Bragg, NC, where she was the Chief of the Installations’ Environmental Health Section.

3:30 Gretchen Giannelli is an ORISE Fellow with the US Environmental Protection Agency in the Water Security Division located in Washington, DC. She is involved in communications and outreach for The Community-Based Water Resiliency Program and the Key Features of an Active and Effective Security Program for Water Utilities.

This presentation will focus on the CDC's recommendations for increased public health agency involvement in community water preparedness and more collaboration between public health agencies and water utilities. These recommendations resulted from an investigation by CDC following an outbreak of acute gastrointestinal illness during water service interruptions in two rural communities in 2010.

The Water Sector has tools and resources to offer the Public Health Sector in meeting the CDC recommendations. In addition, our tools and resources help achieve the PHIN goal to increase communication between public health agencies and their other partners including the Water Sector.

3:50 Q&As/Discussion
To join the webinar: https://cdc-informatics.dimdim.com/phin_support/
Tele-conference Phone #: 1-800-369-3102 (capacity 100)
Tele-conference Attendee Pass-code: 8224064
Tele-conference Phone #: 1-888-917-8054 (capacity 100)
Tele-conference Attendee Pass-code: 7448582
Technical Assistance during the call contact the PHIN Help Desk: 1-800-532-9929

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