Health and Medical Response to Active Shooter and Bombing Events

NPLI program faculty member Suzet McKinney is among the authors of a new paper on the health and medical responses to active shooter and bombing events. The list of such events is, unfortunately, growing. Fortunately so too are the efforts of first responders, medical professionals, and policy makers to understand, share, and implement best practices that save lives. Terrorist attacks, including mass shootings and bombings, have dramatic physical and emotional…

Crisis Standards of Care Spotlighted by ASPR

When crisis hits, healthcare professionals are charged with allocating scarce resources to achieve the greatest benefit to the population. This can require a shift from conventional standards of care to what are known as crisis standards of care. For example, nurse-to-patient ratios may be extended or certain segments of the population may have to receive priority access to a vaccine, or other medical resource. The ability to move quickly when…

Leaders in Cohort XIV are Off and Running

Fifty senior professionals from across the public, private, and non-profit sectors gathered in Cambridge last week for the opening session of NPLI Cohort XIV program on crisis leadership. The week began with the naming of Alice Hill (Cohort VIII, at right with Dr. Lenny Marcus) of the White House National Security Council Resilience Policy Directorate as Meta-Leader of the Year 2015 for her work with President Obama on climate change.…

McKinney Named Exec Director of IMDC

The Illinois Medical District Commission has named Suzet McKinney (Cohort VIIII and an NPLI program faculty member) as its new Executive Director. McKinney is currently the Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Public Health Preparedness & Emergency Response and the Division of Women & Children’s Health at the Chicago Department of Public Health. According to the IMDC, McKinney’s responsibilities will include: “continuation of the 2012 strategic plan created with Illinois…