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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Emergency Preparedness and Public Health Capacity
3145.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Emergency Preparedness and Public Health Capacity
This poster session will explore programmatic progress in emergency preparedness and aspects of public health capacity-building which are also integral to emergency preparedness.
Learning Objectives: 1.Discuss the concept and operation of Points of Distribution (PODs) 2. Describe the Incident Command System (ICS) and articulate a procedure to evaluate when ICS should be activated in a public health agency 3. Identify three situations where Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers can assist in traditional public health efforts. 4. List at least three benefits to including clinicians as essential partners in high level emergency preparedness and response workgroups. 5. Evaluate the impact of competency-based training for public health emergency preparedness. 6. Describe the functions of the community-wide central data repository called HIEx (Health Information Exchange). 7. Articulate evidence-based data regarding the willingness of public health workers to report to duty and their stated barriers for adequate response during different kinds of public health emergencies. 8. Promote action learning and collaborative leadership change projects in order to strengthen and expand public health emergency response systems.
Board 1From bioterrorism exercise to real-life public health crisis: Lessons for emergency hotline operations
Lori Uscher Pines, MSc, PhD Cand, Sylvia H. Bookbinder, MPH, CHES, Suzanne Miro, MPH, CHES, Thomas Burke, PhD, MPH
Board 2Solving issues in emergency preparedness and response: Building successful workgroups using clinicians and other critical partners
Valerie Munn, CPhT, BA, MHPA, Michael L. Smith, MPA, MI
Board 3Evaluating competency-based training for public health emergency preparedness
Thomas Reischl, PhD, Amy Sarigiannis, MPH
Board 4Monitoring public safety net services utilization using health information technology
Katherine Cauley, PhD, Mary M. Crimmins, MA, John Pascoe, MD, MPH, Richard Schuster, MD, MMM
Board 5Communicating risk to the risk communicators: Modifying risk perceptions among public health workers
Ran D. Balicer, MD, MPH, Daniel Barnett, MD MPH, Cindy Parker, MD, MPH, Saad Omer, MD, MPH, David Blodgett, Ayanna L. Fews, MBA, Jonathan Links, PhD
Board 6Beyond the flu vaccine: Evaluating the health department’s role in assuring emergency health services
Michéle Samarya-Timm, MA, REHS, CHES, Walter D. Galanowsky, MPH
Board 7Defining readiness: The value of evaluation in emergency preparedness efforts
Karen Ann Hacker, MD, MPH, Justeen K. Hyde, PhD, Linda Sprague, MA, Harold Cox, MSSW
Board 8Are We Preparing Health Services Administration Students to Respond to Bioterrorism and Mass Casualty Management?
Shannon Houser, PhD, MPH, RHIA, Howard Houser, PhD, Janice Gilliland, PhD
Board 9Public Health Preparedness in Rural North Texas and Potential Applications to other Rural Areas
Neda Moayad, MA, DrPH, Kristine Lykens, PhD, Christine Sammer, RN
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Health Administration
Endorsed by:Academic Public Health Caucus; Ethics Forum; Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA