Georgia Hurricane Response Hub
The Georgia Hurricane Response Hub is one of five technical assistance centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to enhance disaster-related surveillance and environmental and occupational health recovery efforts in areas impacted by the 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University serves as the coordinating body of the Georgia Hurricane Response Hub and leads related public health workforce capacity building activities in Georgia. The training and resources developed through this initiative help health departments, public health institutes, emergency management, law enforcement, health care providers, government entities, and other organizations build workforce capacity and institutional knowledge that improves disaster-related recovery in the future.
6 Work Groups have been established from this grant. These groups will focus in their area assigned to better prepare the HCC’s to respond to Hurricane events in the future.