Here’s an opportunity to voice your opinion on a very pertinent disaster topic … and earn $100 in the process. See message below from the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health:————————————–
Health Care in Disasters
Public Health, the Washington State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) want to get the public’s input on what is the fairest way to decide who gets medical care when there is a disaster (like pandemic flu) and we don’t have enough medical staff and equipment to give life saving care to everyone. Who should get priority (children, health care workers, emergency workers, no one)? What criteria should be used in deciding who gets medical treatment in life-or-death situations? This input we get from the public will help guide local and state policy decisions. Well be using a variety of interactive discussion techniques and scenarios to talk about the ethical dilemmas involved.
Decisions like this are too important for Public Health to make alone. Make your voice heard.
There are two events to choose from:
1. North King County, Saturday, April 25, 9 am to 4 pm at the Shoreline Conference Center
2. South King County, Saturday, May 2, 9 am to 4 pm at the Federal Way Community Center
* All participants will receive $100 for their participation. Breakfast & lunch will be provided.
If you are interested, register here: www.kingcounty.gov/health/healthindisasters
For more information, or to register by phone, please call Alanna Beebe at 206-263-8704.