US HHS Seeks Help on National Emergency Preparedness Policy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requests your input to help guide national policy on emergency preparedness:

  • What would influence your actions and decision-making during a public health emergency such as an anthrax attack?
  • How should medicines be given out quickly during a public health emergency?

Decision-makers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are seeking opinions from people in King County to help them plan for a public health emergency such as an anthrax attack.

Participants in a 6-hour public engagement meeting will receive $75 in appreciation of their time, with additional stipends available for childcare and transportation as needed. Meetings will be held in 4 locations (Des Moines, West Seattle, Rainier Valley, and north Seattle) on the weekend of November 5-6. Space is limited. Registration is required for participation and you must be able to attend the entire meeting.

When and Where – Choose one meeting to attend

  • Saturday, November 5, 2011, From 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Registration begins at 8:00 am
    • Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way, SW
    • Highline Community College, 2400 South 240th Street, Building 8, Des Moines
  •  Sunday, November 6, 2011, From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm,
    • Registration begins at 9:00 am
    • North Seattle Community College Cafeteria, 9600 College Way N
    • Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S

This event is FREE: There is no fee to attend or participate. Breakfast & Lunch will be provided.

Those who pre-register & attend the full meeting are eligible to receive a $75.00 stipend as a tangible thank you. If you have a child aged 12 years or younger who receives childcare, an additional $75.00 childcare stipend is available if you are among the first 30 parents/guardians to register & request the stipend. Childcare services will not be available on-site.

Participating Organizations: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and ResponseWashington State Department of HealthSeattle King County Health Department, and The Keystone Center.