Welcome to New Orleans/Israel Partnership on Emergency Response and Medicine
Emergency medicine and crisis management have been increasingly critical fields in times of disaster—whether natural, terrorist or environmental/chemical. Emergency management professionals in Israel have established a reputation as experts in quick and effective response to earthquakes, military and terrorist scenarios. In New Orleans, medical and civil professionals received a crash course in crisis triage in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which tested the abilities of area hospitals to respond to large scale destruction.
From this spring’s Boston Marathon terrorist bombing to the Mother’s Day second line mass shooting in New Orleans, awareness of the need for best practices for urgent situations is growing quickly—particularly in a city that serves as a major tourist destination, hosting massive events such as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Mardi Gras, and more recently the Super Bowl and BCS National Championship.
In December 2013, partners from both here in our community and in Israel will come together in New Orleans to share experience, knowledge and skills, as well as to learn from one another at the New Orleans/Israel Partnership on Emergency Response and Medicine (NIPERM).
Led by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, together with partners Jones Walker, LLC, Acadian Ambulance Service, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Touro Infirmary and Tulane University Medical Center, medical and emergency experts from both countries will meet to hold workshops, site visits and panels on topics including crisis management, operational readiness, hospital evacuation/temporary medical facilities, pandemics, terrorist response, hazmat/neighborhood containment and more.
Registration is now open.
Partnership 2GetherThe Jewish Agency for Israel’s Partnership2Gether platform has become the paradigm for successfully partnering global Jewish communities directly with Israeli communities. An extraordinary global platform connecting some 550 communities around the world in 45 partnerships, P2G is building living bridges among these communities --sharing ideas, strengths, challenges and models of success, and empowering both communities to generate waves of change. The impact of these projects goes far beyond the community level—each of us has the opportunity to become directly and personally involved. New Orleans’ partnership with Rosh Ha'ayin includes forward thinking programming and development opportunities for both communities, include chef and music exchanges. The New Orleans/Israel Partnership on Emergency Response and Medicine is one of many examples of the ways Partnership2Gether is providing a platform the exchange of ideas and knowledge that benefits the New Orleans community.
Adrian K. Cohn and Spears Consulting Group
Dr. Isidore Cohn, Jr.
Café Du Monde
City of New Orleans
Bill and Susan Hess
Chef Alon Shaya
New Orleans EMS
New Orleans Police Department
Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation
SMG Mercedes-Benz Superdome Public Safety Department