Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Community Meeting: Who gets lifesaving care in a disaster?

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During catastrophes like an earthquake or flu pandemic, hospitals will be overwhelmed with patients. Who should get priority? What is the fairest way of deciding who gets medical care when there isn't enough medical staff and equipment to help everyone?

Decisions this important shouldn’t be made by Public Health alone.

Talk with concerned community members and public health experts about the fairest way to decide who should get scarce, life-saving medical resources. Your input will guide policy decisions.

CHOOSE ONE MEETING:

North King County
Shoreline Conference Center
Saturday, April 25, 9 am – 4 pm

-OR-

South King County
Federal Way Community Center
Saturday, May 2, 9 am- 4 pm

All participants will receive $100 for their participation. Breakfast & lunch provided, too.

Register at: www.kingcounty.gov/health/healthindisasters or call Alanna (206) 263-8725

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Submitted by:
Hanna Kite
ReadyCorps*VISTA
Public Health Preparedness
Public Health - Seattle & King County
(O) 206-263-8724
(F) 206-296-0629
hanna.kite@kingcounty.gov
www.kingcounty.gov/health

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