TRANSFORM911Convenings: March 2022

 

March 2022 Convening

Transform911’s second virtual convening was designed for workgroup chairs and the public to share and discuss draft recommendations that holistically transform the nation’s emergency response and 911 systems—from call taking and first response through dispatch and final resolution. The draft recommendations presented at this convening were informed by research presented in our research report, “Transforming 911: Assessing the Landscape and Identifying New Areas of Action and Inquiry.”

You can download community feedback from each session individually using the link below each video recording, or click here to download a zip file of feedback from all six sessions.

Agenda

Over three days, the project’s six workgroups shared draft ideas and solicited input. Final recommendations will provide state, local, and federal policymakers with a roadmap to promote more equitable responses to crises and expand access to comprehensive emergency services.

Eight 911 professionals shared their perspectives during the convening – you can watch their stories with captions in our Practitioner Corner.

Wednesday, March 2: 11:00-1:45 CT

Thursday, March 3: 11:00-1:45 CT

Friday, March 4: 11:00-1:45 CT

Day 1 Plenary

UChicago Health Lab Executive Director Rebecca Neusteter kicks off the March 2022 Transform911 convening with welcome remarks and an overview of the schedule. A 911 professional shares about her work, and then the day’s four presenters introduce themselves and describe their passion for transforming 911.

  • 911 Professional: Michelle Little, dispatcher in Portland, OR
  • Presenters:
    • Sean Goode (co-chair of Alternative First Responders workgroup)
    • Janelle Marcellis (member of Alternative First Responders workgroup, standing in for co-chair Gabriel Rodriguez)
    • George Rice and Lora Ueland (co-chairs of 911 Professional Career and Supports workgroup)
Day 2 Plenary

UChicago Health Lab Executive Director Rebecca Neusteter provides welcome remarks and an overview of the schedule. A 911 professional shares about his work, and then the day’s four presenters introduce themselves and describe their passion for transforming 911.

  • 911 Professional: Ivan de la Torre, 911 professional in Tucson, AZ
  • Presenters:
    • Meredith Horowski and Michael Cowden (co-chairs of Technology workgroup)
    • Tyrell Morris and Chad Kasmar (co-chairs of Emergency Communications Center Operations workgroup)
Emergency Communication Center Operations

View or download public feedback from this session here.

Day 3 Plenary

UChicago Health Lab Executive Director Rebecca Neusteter provides welcome remarks and an overview of the day’s schedule. A 911 professional shares about her work, and then the day’s four presenters introduce themselves and describe their passion for transforming 911.

  • 911 Professional: Julian Silvestri, dispatcher in Tucson, Arizona
  • Presenters:
    • Jerry Clayton and Jeanne Milstein (co-chairs of Governance workgroup)
    • Mariela Ruiz-Angel, Moki Macias, Jasmine Desiderio, and Mary Naoum (co-chairs of 911 Hotline Alternatives workgroup)

Help us Transform911.

The Health Lab strives to improve public health, its impacts, and how it is discussed. If you identify an area of our work that you believe misses a critical perspective or employs language that needs improvement, please contact us at transform911@uchicago.edu. We welcome your feedback.

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