Dr. Walks founded and leads a consulting firm that specializes in the policy and practice of Health, Education and Human Services with a focus on the specific opportunities and challenges of large metropolitan and minority communities. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Services Management and Leadership at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. He served as operational commander during the anthrax attack on Washington and delivered updates to the public via television and radio.
1. Identify methods used to ensure effective management during a crisis situation.
2. Describe techniques used for effective risk communication with the public.
3. Recognize essential components of addressing diverse populations in a crisis situation.
National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners (e.g., healthcare professionals, EMS personnel, law enforcement, media representatives, etc).