June 9 Webinar – Disaster Preparedness & Response: Reaching Those Left Behind (CME)
Climate & Health Equity Webinar Series
Note: CME available, see below for more info
Disaster Preparedness & Response: Reaching Those Left Behind
Friday, June 9, 2023
Due to climate change and an increase in global surface temperatures, we will continue to see an increase in extreme weather events such as severe storms, hurricanes, droughts, and flooding. Dr. Armen Henderson, 2021 CHEF Fellow and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami, will talk about the effects that disasters, such as extreme weather events, have on disadvantaged communities and his program to engage health professionals in responding. Moriah Washington, Director of Community Engagement at the New York City Emergency Management Agency, will report on how NYC is working to strengthen communities by implementing culturally specific solutions to emergency response which are made available to their residents.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit (s) ™
(the activity code can be found in the above recording)
|Moriah Washington, MPA
Director of Community Engagement, New York City Office of Emergency Management
Associate Diversity Coach, Executive Certification in Diversity Coaching
Armen Henderson, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Medicine at University of Miami
2021 CHEF Alumnus, Climate & Health Equity Fellowship
|The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) requires Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals responsible for the development, management, presentation, and/or evaluation of a CE activity. In order to fulfill this requirement, MSM can only approve a CE activity when all involved individuals have completed the following disclosure form.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Armen Henderson
Armen Henderson, MD, MBA, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Miami and an internal medicine physician. As a volunteer with the Miami chapter of Dream Defenders, a civil rights organization formed shortly after the death of Trayvon Martin, Henderson has sought to improve the plight of the impoverished amid the pandemic, going out into the homeless community to conduct free COVID-19 testing, distributing face masks and other personal protective equipment, and providing information and resources on the virus. Armen graduated from Meharry Medical College and completed a residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management. As an undergraduate, he studied Biology and Chemistry at the Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.
Speaker Bio: Moriah Washington
Moriah serves as the Director of Community Engagement, leading a team that collaborates with and engages community-based organizations in emergency preparedness and response. She holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Berea College (Berea, KY) and her Master’s in Public Administration from Baruch College (NY, NY). Prior to serving in the emergency management field, Moriah served in the youth development sector as an educator, community organizer, and manager for over 14 years and over 20 years coordinating community outreach efforts. Moriah is an alumna of AmeriCorps (City Year + Citizen Schools) and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. She has actively served in urban communities working with parents, schools, local leaders, and community organizers throughout her entire career.