I am in Washington, D.C. today and had the opportunity to tape some new “What Should We Tell The Public?” segments. I was very happy to have a chance to speak with Monica Schoch-Spana from the Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Monica is one of the (if not ‘the’) the leading authorities on community preparedness and engagement, particularly in the area of public health, and her work has been hugely helpful to me in my research.
In her segment, she makes the point that two of the most important — and often overlooked — tools for citizens to help prepare themselves and their community for emergency are a pen and paper.
MONICA SCHOCH-SPANA, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR BIOSECURITY