Thursday, May 24, 2018

Recap: ECHO Workshop #15 "Building Resilience: Community & Individual Emergency Preparedness"

On May 23rd, AAHI, in partnership with other Office of Community Affairs programs, African American Health Program, the Community Action Agency, and the Latino Health Initiative, hosted our 15th Empowering Community Health Organizations (ECHO) Workshop! This workshop, "Building Resilience: Community & Individual Emergency Preparedness", focused on disaster preparedness at the individual, community, and government levels. 

Our ECHO Project is a series of professional and practical training workshops designed to build the capacity and sustainability of community organizations.

The workshop began with a presentation by Patrick Campbell, Senior Planning Manager for Mass Care, who provided some history on different disasters in the United States, the preparation for each, and the impact of the disaster. Next Patrick discussed how whole communities can be prepared for disasters, focusing on what individuals need to do to prepare themselves and their families. 

After Patrick's presentation, attendees participated in a short activity where they were tasked with developing an emergency bag in ten minutes with the items they already had in their home.

In the second half of the workshop, Patrick moderated a panel discussion with the following panelists: Chuck Crisostomo, MPH, CEM, Operations Chief for Montgomery County's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security; Adriana Rojas, PhD, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Eastern Mennonite University; and Cecilia Warren, MS, MBA, Director of Emergency Preparedness Policy for the Maryland Department of Disabilities. Panelists shared their expertise with emergency preparedness, specifically around disaster management, intercultural education, and differently-abled populations.  

The evening ended with a lively audience question and answer session. 

Thank you to our wonderful speaker, panelists, Steering Committee, and staff for making this a successful event. We look forward to seeing you again in our fall 2018 ECHO Workshop!

You can view the Workshop Summary by clicking here

Please click on the image below to see more photos from the night!


  1. I really love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you make this web site yourself? Please reply back as I’m hoping to create my very own blog and would love to know where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Thanks! Cricket Live

    Everyone loves it when individuals get together and share opinions. Great website, continue the good work! T10 Cricket League Live

    Good info. Lucky me I recently found your site by chance (stumbleupon). I've saved it for later!

    This blog was... how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I've found something which helped me. Cheers!

    Everything is very open with a very clear clarification of the issues. It was definitely informative. Your site is very helpful. Thanks for sharing! Ptv sports live

    I'd like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I'm hoping to check out the same high-grade blog posts by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own, personal blog now ;)  MSL Live Streaming 2018

  2. Download Pc 720p 480p Movies Download, 720p Bollywood Movies Download, 720p Hollywood Hindi Dubbed Movies Download, 720p 480p South Indian Hindi Dubbed Movies Download, Hollywood Bollywood Hollywood Hindi 720p Movies Download, Bollywood 720p Pc Movies Download 700mb 720p webhd free download or South Hindi Dubbad 720p Bollywood 720p DVDRip Dual Audio 720p Holly English 720p HEVC 720p Hollywood Dub 1080p Punjabi Movies South Dubbed 300mb Movies High Definition Quality (Bluray 720p 1080p 300MB MKV and Full HD Movies or watch online