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Hurricane Recovery

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 1:00pm (Eastern Time)

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Webinar ID: 237 668 096

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Hurricanes can have long-lasting effects. After the storm, affected communities may deal with challenging physical, mental, emotional, and environmental consequences. Please join CDC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a discussion about hurricane recovery. This webinar will discuss the health issues and mental health concerns that may linger after a hurricane.

Webinar participants and viewers will accomplish the following:

  • Describe CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
  • Describe the topic’s implications for respective constituents
  • Discuss concerns and issues related to preparedness for and response to urgent public health threats.
  • Identify reliable information resources for the topic.
  • Describe how to promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention.

Scott Damon, MAIA
Health Communication Lead
Asthma & Community Health Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Meghan Griffin, MPH
Public Health Advisor
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

  • Webinar/Audio conference call on 10/17/2018: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET
  • Web-on-demand training will be available in November
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set (see Call Materials)
  • Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms
  • After a Hurricane
  • The SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746) service available to anyone in U.S. states and territories before, during, and after natural and human-caused disasters.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Target Audience

  • Public health professionals
  • Administrators
  • Emergency responders
  • Program managers
  • Certified health educators
  • Mental health professionals


Additional Information

  • Contact Information:
  • Support/Funding: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
  • Method of Participation: You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees: None. EPIC webinars are free.

Continuing Education

“WC4028” for attendees who participate in the live call (must be completed by November 19, 2018)
“WD4028” for attendees who participate in the online presentation (must be completed by November 20, 2020)

Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)
In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WCWD4028- Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) Conference Calls, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps.
Complete the activity
Complete the Evaluation at

Pass the posttest at 80% at

Accreditation Statements:

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credits for this program.

DISCLOSURE:  In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.