Talk to Me! Communicating with Community Partners During a Public Health Emergency Event.

Disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes and earthquakes have demonstrated the importance of pre-event emergency planning and preparedness for both government agencies and community partners alike.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has partnered with the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services (OES) and Business Executives for National Security (BENS) to present this free training program on risk communications during a medical/health emergency.

 This training will cover key principles and components of risk communications during a public health emergency event including: 

  • How communication differs during an emergency event
  • How communications fit into the overall emergency response efforts—Incident Command System (ICS) and Joint Information Center (JIC) structures
  • How business and community organizations can work with the JIC for communication purposes—particularly to provide information to employees, visitors and vendors, and vulnerable populations during an emergency event.

Speakers include:

  • Joy Alexiou, Public Information Officer, Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System
  • Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, Health Officer, Santa Clara County Public Health Department
  • Miguel Grey, Emergency Services Program Manager, Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services (OES)
  • Marta Lugo, Public Communications Specialist, Santa Clara County Public Health Department
  • Peter Ohtaki, Director, Bay Area Partnership, BENS (Business Executives for National Security)

This training is aimed at local businesses and community organizations in Santa Clara County and for managers who are responsible for public communications during an emergency event. 

 Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited to the first 50 participants. Please RSVP by April 21 at for free event tickets. For more information, please contact Marta Lugo at: or 408.885.7515.



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