The SMEM Initiative

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The SMEM Initiative

  1. 1. The SMEM Initiative James Garrow Philadelphia Department of Public HealthCDC/NPHIC Emergency Risk Communication Seminar November 10, 2011
  2. 2. History• November 2010: hashtag established• December 2010: DHS S&T VSMWG established• January 2011: #SMEMchat starts• March 2011: NEMA BarCamp• August 2011: IAEM Emerging Technology Committee established• September 2011: CrisisCamper tour
  3. 3. Participants
  4. 4. Goals• Document and share social media best practices within the practitioner field of emergency management• Help frame policy development, operations and other augmentations of support within domestic crisis management systems• Accelerate and amplify the incorporation and engagement with social media and accessible technologies within the broader emergency management community
  5. 5. Goals• Document• Improve• Preach
  6. 6. Activities#SMEMChat • Weekly Twitter chat • 12:30 Eastern, Fridays • Rotating hosts • Rotating topics
  7. 7. ActivitiesSM4EM.org • Blog curated by Clark County, WA EM • Clearinghouse of associated blogs • Case studies/wikis
  8. 8. ActivitiesMonthly calls• Recently re- established• November 17, 1PM EST• (619) 276-6333 Pin: 411911
  9. 9. Partnerships CrisisCommons • Volunteer Tech Community (VTC) • Self-activate in emergency • Haiti, Japan
  10. 10. PartnershipsVirtual Operations Support Teams/Group• VTC comprised of EMs (www.vosg.us)• First tested at NEMA• Developing for MRC
  11. 11. Thanks!about.me/jgarrow

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