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The Importance of Health Education in Response to a Biological Attack: A 20th Anniversary Overview of the Anthrax Attack in New Jersey

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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The Importance of Health Education in Response to a Biological Attack: A 20th Anniversary Overview of the Anthrax Attack in New Jersey

Speakers: Suzanne Miro, MPH, MCHES® and Sean G. Kaufman, MPH, CPH, IFBA

Join our presenters twenty years later, to hear their account of the 2001 anthrax attack that occurred just weeks after the 9/11 terror attacks. Working with people exposed to a biological weapon had its unique challenges and this presentation will take a walk through the health education approaches used, the emotions experienced, the lessons learned, some memories from that time, as well as photos that documented the response.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the 2001 US anthrax attack.
2. Discuss the health education approaches utilized with the New Jersey postal workers who were exposed to anthrax in 2001.
3. Discuss the challenges and barriers postal workers faced in following public health and prophylactic recommendations.
4. List the key lessons learned which should be considered for future public health education emergency response efforts.