The Aftermath (e.g. Hurricane, Riots, Gun Violence)
Sharing Session - 30 Minutes
Having an integrated public health system helps to enhance service delivery into communities and keep Florida’s residents and visitor safe during all public health emergencies and events. During Hurricane Michael response efforts, CHDs worked closely with the State Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF8) – Health and Medical to coordinate response efforts. Integration provides the opportunity for CHDs to provide situational awareness and determine capabilities. This increased awareness and trust provides State ESF8 and Local Emergency Support Function Teams to communicate quicker, reducing response times.