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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Best Practices in Assessing Mortality and Significant Morbidity Following Large-Scale Disasters is hosting a public workshop on August 29 – 30, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

The committee, chaired by Dr. Ellen Mackenzie, is comprised of 15 distinguished individuals with diverse expertise from across the United States. The committee has been charged with describing the current landscape of mortality and significant morbidity data collection and information sharing processes used by state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) public health agencies. The committee’s final report will make recommendations on areas for future resource investment to enhance these practices, focusing on those applicable to SLTT public health preparedness and response practitioners. This workshop will serve as a critical information gathering session and allow the committee to hear from individuals with relevant experience and expertise, including public health and preparedness practitioners at the local, state, and federal levels and individuals with relevant methodological, legal and financial expertise.

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