The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University will host a Preparedness, Response, Innovation, Mitigation, and Recovery (PRIMR) disaster policy conference in partnership with Texas A&M Health’s USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness, and TEEX.
The event, titled “Disaster PRIMR 2024: Interfaces of Disaster,” will take place Feb. 26-28. The events on Feb 26 will be at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station. The following two days’ events take place at TEEX’s Brayton Fire Training Field. The conference is intended for researchers, practitioners, nonprofit organizations, local government, community members, and students.
Scholars and practitioners will explore the challenges faced by rural and tribal communities. The conference will be co-chaired by the director of the USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness, Dr. Jason Moats, and the director of International and High Impact Experiences at the Bush School, Dr. Cory Arcak.
This year, the conference will address disaster-related issues including heirs’ property rights, gentrification, accessibility challenges and the impact of environmental catastrophes. Participants will leave the conference with greater knowledge of best practices, the current disaster threat landscape, interdisciplinary relationships and actionable solutions.
The conference will emphasize the value of sharing best practices and lessons learned, the importance of local knowledge, and the effectiveness of partnership.
Register for this event here.