Thoughtful and proactive safety planning should be a critical component of every organization's operating procedures, writes Benjamin C. Wise, AHA’s senior communications manager for performance improvement in a new blog on the recent emergency preparedness virtual conference held by the AHA and Health Research & Education Trust. Wise covers lessons learned during the event, which convened 50 health care executives and public health leaders across the Northeast for a series of national and regional discussions that will inform a forthcoming emergency preparedness field guide. 

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