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The University of Utah Division of Public Health, Office of Humanitarian Leadership and Emergency Health in collaboration with the Utah Department of Health and Human Services and the Salt Lake County Health Department host the Annual Public Health & Disasters Conference.

This conference has been an annual tradition, first as a part of the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters and since 2014 as a part of OHLEH. Public Health & Disasters is a multidisciplinary national conference that brings together professionals from a variety of disciplines including academia, public health, community disaster preparedness, EMS, medical practice, and emergency response, as well as policy-makers from governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the media.   The conference seeks to provide public health professionals and their partner agencies and organizations with the opportunity to exchange ideas and concepts that will improve emergency public health preparedness in their local community and support the collaboration and coordination necessary for effective and efficient preparedness and response.