Andrew C. Rucks, Planning Committee Member

Professor, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy

School of Public Health

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

10:00 a.m.

Panel Presentations: Challenges and Benefits of Regional Coalitions, How to Overcome Barriers, Best Practices

Richard Hunt

Senior Medical Advisor

National Healthcare Preparedness Programs

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Allison Blake


New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Patricia Frost, Planning Committee Member


Emergency Medical Services

Contra Costa County Health Services

George Foltin

Vice President, Clinical Services

Department of Pediatrics

Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital

Esther Chernak

Philadelphia Area Project

Drexel School of Public Health

11:15 a.m.

Discussion with Attendees

11:30 a.m.


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