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Upcoming Webinar
Date: Thursday, August 3, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT

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Please join us for a webinar on August 3, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT to highlight recent projects focused on public health preparedness, response, and resilience to disasters in the inhabited U.S. territories—American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—tribal areas, and rural communities across the United States.

The webinar will showcase the results from 14 projects that were awarded through the Public Health Disaster Research Award Program with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Science Foundation. Presentations will highlight the results of reports and engagement projects from each of the funded research teams. This work will contribute to developing evidence-based practices needed to improve community preparedness, resilience, and the public health response to disasters.

The first 20 minutes of the webinar will provide an overview of the special call and the outcomes of the funded research projects. Participants will then be invited to join one of three breakout rooms where they will hear from the research teams that carried out these studies. Each breakout room will focus on one of the following topics:

  • Public Health Tools for Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Building Capacity to Strengthen Community Resilience
  • Extending Public Health Disaster Research in the U.S. Territories
  • Expanding Community Engagement and Research Applications in the U.S. Territories

A detailed schedule highlighting the speakers and the research can be found on the Webinar Announcement page.

To stay up to date and learn more about special funding calls and award announcements, please subscribe to Research Award Program updates.

The Public Health Disaster Research Award program is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1635593) through supplemental funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in through this program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF, CDC, or the Natural Hazards Center.