Stella Logan, MSN, RN, is the School of Nursing representative for the Capital Area Public Health and Medical Preparedness Coalition (CAPHMPC). The Coalition is a collaborative forum with a regional focus on preparedness and response planning.
The Coalition’s mission is to:
Membership consists of representatives from the City of Austin, Travis County, and surrounding county and municipal governments as well as area hospitals. The Coalition has been planning a coordinated program of drills and exercises for disaster preparedness. For example, the coalition sponsored an interactive workshop in June 2008 on “Principles for Leading and Communicating During Pandemic events”. A tabletop Pandemic exercise is planned for July 2008.
Submitted July 18, 2008