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CDC offers new tool to estimate medical needs of displaced persons in disaster

Emergency Management Alert, August 11, 2009

Public health preparedness planners at local, state, and federal levels have a new tool to estimate the baseline medical care requirements of a displaced population following a disaster due to pre-existing medical conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The “MedCon: Pre-Event” tool will help officials address the large scale medical care requirements resulting from man-made and natural disasters.

For more information and tools on improving your own emergency preparedness program, attend HCPro's Emergency Management Coordinator's Workshop on October 26, 2009 in Atlanta, GA.

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