Developing a Program to Improve Cooperation Among Federal, State and Local Leaders When Responding to Natural and Man-Made Disasters

The Foundation's Program to Improve Cooperation Among Federal, State, and Local Leaders When Responding to National and Man-Made Disasters was designed to prepare senior leaders across the multiple sectors to work effectively and collaboratively in the event of a national public health emergency.Leaders representing business, government, nonprofits and other sectors must be ready to work together to effectively respond to and recover from a crisis. This grant provides continued support for a program that is strengthening the capacity of the public health system to protect the public by training leaders across sectors to respond collaboratively to natural and man-made disasters and other public health emergencies. Fifteen Meta-Leadership Summits for Preparedness, which are modeled after Harvard University's National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, will bring together participants from the public, not for profit and private sectors for training in cross-agency strategic planning. In addition, consultations before and after each summit will help facilitate the implementation of lessons in participants' communities and the tracking of results.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,470,777.00

Awarded on: 7/7/2009

Time frame: 7/15/2009 - 6/30/2010

Grant Number: 66362


National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Inc.

600 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1000
Atlanta, 30308-2219


C. Charles Stokes
Project Director


Susan True
Project Director