Two Decades After 9/11: What We’ve Learned About Public Health Preparedness and Leadership

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Since September 11, 2001, significant strides in advancing local, state, and national public health preparedness and emergency response capabilities have been made.

In this symposium, we share perspectives on these advances, including legislation, planning, and recovery. Our sessions cover programmatic and funding considerations, how states have built preparedness departments, and what our capabilities are today. Keynote speakers motivate S/THA staff for the remaining challenges of COVID-19 and the next big challenges of public health preparedness.

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Opening Keynote: 20 Years of Public Health Preparedness
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Open to view video. The session covers key preparedness considerations, strategies states have used to build preparedness programs, and what our capabilities are today. Keynote speaker Philip Zelikow, former executive director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks (better known as the 9/11 Commission), shares perspectives on how public health preparedness has evolved as a result of the events of 9/11, including legislation, planning, and recovery. Welcome Remarks: Michael Fraser, PhD, MS, CAE, FCPP, ASTHO CEO Moderator: Nirav Shah, MD, JD, Director of Maine CDC and ASTHO President Keynote Speaker: Philip Zelikow, PhD, JD, White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia Leading Public Health Preparedness Across the HHS Enterprise: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Future Moderator: Nirav Shah, MD, JD, Director of Maine CDC and ASTHO President Panelists: Robert Kadlec, MD, COL, Former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, HHS (2017-2021) Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, Former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (2009-2017) W. Craig Vanderwagen, MD, RADM, USPHS-retired, Former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, HHS (2006-2009)
Panel Discussion: What 9/11 Taught Us About Public Health Preparedness
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Open to view video. This panel discussion will feature public health professionals who were working in the field at the time of 9/11. Conversations will highlight the continued importance of public health preparedness and its essential role in strengthening our ability to prevent and respond to public health threats. Moderator: Leonard J. Marcus, PhD, Founding Co-Director, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Harvard University Panelists: Sherry Adams, RN, CPM, Preparedness Director, Maryland Georges Benjamin (alumni-MD, DC) MD, MACP, Executive Director, American Public Health Association Howard Zucker, MD, JD, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health