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Health Care Emergency Management: Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery


This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


When an entire community is affected by a high-impact incident involving mass casualties such as a natural disaster, a pandemic, or a mass shooting, response activities require integration of emergency management, health care providers, public health officials, public safety officials, and other agencies operating in a community. High-impact incidents are likely to overwhelm health care systems, and communities must work together to address the needs of an overwhelming number of patients. This webinar will assist a health care community to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from high-impact incidents.

Learning Objectives

This webinar will provide you with the knowledge to:

  1. Define concepts related to community health care preparedness and examine what constitutes a disaster in a given community.
  2. Describe how to assemble information regarding disaster resources and understand incident management and agency roles during a high-impact incident.
  3. Apply the components of a post-incident after-action report and examine the steps an organization and community may take to return to post-incident normalcy.



Howard Murphy, PhD, FAcEM, CEM, NRP
  • Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Emergency Management Services at Anderson University

Having contributed to the development of many of the existing United States’ Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Complex Medical and Public Health Operations, and Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) policies, programs and organizations, Dr. Howard Murphy has mentored many professionals across the spectrum of emergency response to national defense and national security. Currently serving as the Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor for Anderson University’s (Anderson, SC) Emergency Services Management and Homeland Security degree programs, Howard possesses 27 years of program management experience, 35 years of experience as an emergency responder, 28 years in emergency management, 24 years of national security experience, and over 33 years of service within the U.S. Army and Army Reserve. Howard’s military and civilian education includes the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army War College, a Bachelor of Art (Carson-Newman University), a Master of Business Administration – Healthcare Administration (City University of Seattle), a Master of Strategic Studies (U.S. Army War College), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership - Organizational Management (Piedmont International University). He has also completed the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and T.H. Chan School of Public Health Executive Education Program in National Preparedness, and a Disaster Science Fellowship with the Academy of Emergency Management.

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