April, NYUCD participated in an important training exercise conducted
by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
to strengthen our city’s preparedness to respond to a public health
emergency, including the possibility of terrorist acts.
The DOHMH conducted
Point-of-Distribution (POD) clinic training at NYUCD. A POD is used
to rapidly provide treatments such as vaccines and antibiotics to
large numbers of people at a central point. NYUCD had been selected
as a training site because of its high-profile, rapid response to
the events of September 11 and its long tradition of service and
commitment to the safety and well- being of the community.
To find out
what you, personally, can do to help safeguard your family members,
friends, and colleagues, go to www.nyc.gov
and read Ready New York: A Household Preparedness Guide online
or download it in one of seven languages. You’ll find a comprehensive
set of tips and information designed to help New Yorkers and other
Americans better prepare for all types of emergencies.