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Graduate Certificate in Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication approved for Fall 2024

The University of Georgia has been approved to offer a Graduate Certificate in Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication (CRDC), a program that will educate students in skills needed for proactive,

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Experiential Learning through Immersive Research in Iceland

One thing that the University of Georgia’s Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) stresses is giving students the opportunity to learn by doing. For two weeks this past May and June,

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. During this month, we amplify the importance of reducing stigma and advocate for policies to

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EMAG 2022 Conference Recap

Our team attended the 2022 Emergency Management Summit and Training Sessions hosted by the Emergency Management Association of Georgia. The conference was from April 13 to April 15 in Savannah

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Leveraging social media during a disaster

New framework can help local emergency managers get the word out During a disaster, many people turn to social media seeking information. But communicating during disasters is challenging, especially using an

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Dr. Curt Harris on Operation Wesley

Conducted November 4 – 8, 2019, Operation Wesley was the largest mock Ebola patient transportation exercise to date. Dr. Curt Harris, IDM director and principal investigator for the project, gives

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IDM training course prepares nursing homes for natural disasters

The Institute for Disaster Management at the University of Georgia College of Public Health has received $1.6 million in civil money penalty funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

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Graduate Certificate in Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication approved for Fall 2024

The University of Georgia has been approved to offer a Graduate Certificate in Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication (CRDC), a program that will educate students in skills needed for proactive,

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Prepared For Whatever Tomorrow Brings

Elizabeth Hardister had her eyes set on getting a master’s degree from the University of Georgia Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) before she had even declared an undergraduate major. Her

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You Don’t Have to be a Disaster Management Minor to Make a Difference

It’s a common misconception: disaster management is a one-minded field. A branch of public health, disaster management is nothing if not multidisciplinary. It is everywhere and in everything. Its principles