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MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION

Integration of the Free Library of Philadelphia as a City Public Health Preparedness and Response Partner

This project would strengthen the public health emergency preparedness partnership between the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH). Previous collaborations have included PDPH personal preparedness trainings offered at various FLP branches and a Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) appreciation dinner hosted at the Parkway Central branch of the FLP. In 2013, PDPH and FLP advertised and participated in Web-based seminars offered by the NLM Mid-Atlantic Region. PDPH recently approached FLP about becoming a City public health emergency response partner, and a finalized Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is expected to be signed by both parties in mid-January, 2014.

Organization:
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Department:
Bioterrorism null Health Preparedness Program
Organization Type:
Government Agency
Public Health Organization
Funded Dates: 
Thursday, January 2, 2014 to Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Funding Amount: 
$9,900
Beneficiaries: 
Librarians - Public/Other
Health Professionals - All Types
Disaster & Emergency Professionals/Responders
Population
African Americans
Hispanics/Latinos
Inner city