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Hurricane Response Hub

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Rollins has been chosen to serve as one of five regional technical assistance centers for the Hurricane Response Hub initiative. Funded by the CDC, this national program is designed to enhance disaster-related surveillance and environmental and occupational health recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria by building disaster-related public health workforce capacity.

Rollins will be the coordinating body of the Georgia Hurricane Response Hub Technical Assistance Center. The Hub will operate in close partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Hospital Association. “We are enthusiastic about bringing together the leading public health and health care preparedness professionals in Georgia to enhance storm resilience capacity in the state,” says Dr. Melissa (Moose) Alperin, director of the center.

The 2017 hurricane season was considered extremely active with 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and six major hurricanes, causing more than $200 billion in damage nationwide. Recovery efforts from the hurricanes are ongoing, and many organizations still need assistance to ensure disaster-related environmental and occupational health best practices are applied to their work.

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