4215.0 Epidemiologic Methods in Public Health Planning and Practice

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 2:30 PM
This session will present a variety of timely issues relating to epidemiologic methods that are important for public health planning and practice. Presentations will focus on compliance with infection control guidelines in assisted living facilities, the prevalence of carbon monoxide detectors in households, determining the number of condoms needed in high schools, demographic estimation after Hurricane Katrina and the importance of considering health disparities in HIV/AIDS and STD surveillance and prevention.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1) Identify deficiencies in assisted living facility (ALF) compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) bloodborne pathogen standard; 2) Understand the relationship between having a CO detector in the household and other measures of public health preparedness; 3) Calculate the estimated condom need for local populations based on available epidemiologic data; 4) Develop demographic methods for producing population estimate counts in addition to prevalence-based indicators in post-disaster environment where Census data is unreliable; and 5) Communicate the process a state health department utilized to quantify the association between poverty and HIV/AIDS and STD surveillance data to gain information for prevention planning.
Steven Godin, PhD, MPH, PHI Certificate

2:35 PM
Sticking it to them: Infection-control practices in Virginia assisted living facilities
Ami S. Patel, PhD, MPH, Joseph Perz, DrPH, MA, Mary Beth White-Comstock, RN, CIC and Diane Woolard, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Statistics

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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