CEPAR: Leading Johns Hopkins in Preparedness and Response
Overseeing Institution-wide Planning and Response for Disasters and Public Health Threats
CEPAR oversees enterprise-wide planning and response to disasters or other emergencies that may effect the entire Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins University systems. The CEPAR director is Gabe Kelen, M.D. (right) and the executive director is Jim Scheulen, MBA (left).
Essential Current Information
CEPAR is currently monitoring Hurricane Matthew. Hurricanes can produce strong winds, heavy rain, high winds, storm surges and more. They can also cause major damage, injuries and even death. Here is some helpful information about hurricanes and a preparedness checklist.
Visit the National Hurricane Center website, to see the latest on hurricane paths.
CEPAR’s Interim Zika Virus Travel Guidance
Zika virus is a major health concern worldwide. As such, the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response has convened with Johns Hopkins institutional leaders and subject matter experts to issue interim travel guidance for faculty, staff, students and trainees.
Representatives of academic centers who wish to view a sample of CEPAR’s Zika virus interim travel guidance may click here.
Other Zika virus resources:
The Role of the Academic Medical Center When Disaster Hits
When a disaster hits, what is CEPAR’s protocol for determining whether or not sending a response team is appropriate? Read this article for more details about how a decision is made and what is and isn’t always helpful following a disaster.