Track 4: Enhancing Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Management Systems
Kristen Finne, BA
Director, HHS emPOWER Program/Senior Program Analyst
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response/Emergency Management and Medical Operations
Over 4.1 million Medicare beneficiaries rely upon electricity-dependent medical equipment and healthcare services. This session will describe the latest HHS emPOWER Program/map advancements and rural-to-urban local emergency plans, tools and resources used during California’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) events, and other disaster-induced power outages.