The Heartland Center for Public Health Preparedness in the School of Public Health will host a free webinar at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug.31.
Bio-Defense Network co-managers Harlan Dolgin and David Reddick will present "Creating a Network of Workplace Points of Dispensing."
In early 2011 the St. Louis County Department of Health engaged PandemicPrep.Org to expand the number of residents covered by Workplace Points of Dispensing (also known as Closed PODs) to be activated in case of a bio-terrorism attack. With funding from a Public Health Emergency Response grant, the organization created the Bio-Defense Network and put together a small team of public health, emergency planning and business continuity professionals to focus on the effort.
The campaign was an undisputed success. When the effort began about 270,000 of the county's one million residents were covered. Four months later the number was nearly 700,000, meaning 70 percent of St. Louis County residents were covered by this program
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