Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Please join the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector on
Friday, January 15, from 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET for a
titled Maintaining Resilient Communications in Healthcare: Lessons Learned from Nashville and Planning for the Inauguration. The HPH Sector is hosting this webinar to discuss the impacts from the Nashville bombing on the HPH Sector and to share planning considerations for potential disruptions during the Presidential Inauguration and transition.
Advance registration is required for the
Maintaining Resilient Communications in Healthcare: Lessons Learned from Nashville and Planning for the Inauguration webinar. If you are not able to attend the webinar, we encourage you to register if you would like to recieve additional information following the webinar, including a link to the recording and transcript.
On December 25, 2020, a suicide bomber detonated a recreational vehicle (RV) bomb in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, United States, injuring eight people and damaging dozens of buildings. It took place at 6:30 am, adjacent to an AT&T network hub, resulting in days-long communication service outages. Cellular, wireline telephone, internet and U-verse television service were affected, as were many 911 call centers. These interruptions in service had significant negative impacts on the local hospitals and health systems, disrupting their ability to communicate, resulting in significant challenges to patient care, including the OCVID-19 response.
Following the civil unrest and riot at the U.S. Capitol, open source media is reporting plans for additional protests across the country for the upcoming Presidential Inauguration, which could lead to more violence and unrest. Such civil unrest may last beyond the Inauguration, and has the potential to lead to similar disruptions in communications capabilities, which would lead to disruption of healthcare.
The Healthcare and Public Health Sector is hosting a webinar to discuss the impacts from the Nashville bombing on the HPH Sector and to share planning considerations for potential disruptions during the Presidential Inauguration and transition.
Representatives from healthcare facilities and systems impacted by the Nashville bombing will share their experiences and lessons learned
Representatives from the Communication Sector will share best practices on how to prepare for and mitigate risks from disruptions in communications capabilities
Unclassified Threat Briefing and Considerations for Healthcare and Public Health
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