The Loma Linda University School of Public Health teamed with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program to provide an emergency preparedness and response training for the San Bernardino community.
The training event on Oct. 10 was part of Loma Linda University School of Public Health’s Ventanilla de Salud ("Little Window of Health") health education program at the San Bernardino Mexican Consulate and corresponded with the 12th annual Binational Health Week.
Richard Blanco, M.B.A., coordinator of the Ventanilla de Salud, and Xochitl Alicia Torres, M.P.H., student intern at the Ventanilla de Salud, worked with Claudia Doyle from the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health to train approximately 150 participants.
The training included information about how to plan, respond, and recover from the most common emergencies and disasters in Southern California. Participants not only received health education, but some also received starter emergency kits. The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program gave out flyers with information about local clinics that offer free flu vaccines.
The emergency preparedness and response training was the result of a survey created by Loma Linda University students who work at the Ventanilla de Salud. Many of those who were surveyed indicated interest in emergency preparedness training.
For information about the Ventanilla de Salud, please call 909-381-7616 or visit ventanillas.org/index.php/en/component/services/?view=description&id=58.