Join the Disaster Healthcare Surge Unit!
We are working with the LA County Department of Health Services on a Disaster Healthcare Volunteer Project. We have been given a grant to help with the recruitment and training of 200 physician volunteers from LA County. This project is aimed at improving the county’s public health and medical preparedness and response capabilities for emergencies, whether deliberate, accidental or naturally occurring. Physicians are being recruited to provide critical health services following a terrorist attack, disaster or other public health emergency.
There are 3 ways you can participate:
1) Serve on the committee – quarterly meetings at LACMA (members must represent various medical specialties to include but not limited to emergency medicine, trauma surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, infectious disease, anesthesiology and orthopedics). You will be compensated for your time.
2) Become a trainer – Give quarterly training presentations. Compensation is available for trainers as well.
If you are interested in signing up to serve on the committee or to become a trainer, please let me know. The next meeting of the committee has been scheduled for November 6th at 6:30pm at LACMA headquarters.
If you’d like the guide to registration or have any questions,please contact Deborah.