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How to Make a Difference When Times are Tough

In this engaging talk that traces his experiences as a first responder to hurricanes and other disasters, Dan Diamond uncovers that some survivors have important gifts to give to the rest of us.

Dr. Diamond always has a bag packed in case of emergencies. And that is because he has been a First Responder to disasters across the globe from Hurricane Katrina to Haiti. Following Hurricane Katrina, he played a strategic role as Director of the Medical Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center.

Most recently he responded to the typhoon in the Philippines and he served as the Medical Director for Medical Teams International’s First Response Team to Haiti. In 2010, the American Red Cross gave him the “Real Hero” award and he also received the Washington State Governor’s Award of Excellence for his work in Haiti. In 2014, Dr. Diamond received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Obama and he also received the Healthcare Heroes Quality of Care Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Diamond serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and he is a physician at Harrison Urgent Care Clinics.

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