4294.0 Protecting our People: Disaster Response and Preparedness for African-Americans

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 4:30 PM
This session aims to identify different responses disaster like natural occurences, international terrorism, and other issues like disease pandemics or war and conflict.
Session Objectives: Learn about community level response to natural disaster. Identify how to reach vulnerable populations in an emergency. Discuss creating emergency responses for African-Americans. Identify factors associated with preparedness behavior.
Jamila Rashid, PhD, MPH

4:50 PM
Reaching the unreachable and least prepared populations
Adenike Bitto, MD,DrPH,MCHES,FRSPH and Michelle Davis, PhD, MPH
5:10 PM
Creating emergency preparedness and response messages for African Americans
Sheryl D. Taylor, MPH, Kalahn Taylor-Clark, PhD, MPH, Brunilda Torres, MSW and Beverley Russell, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Black Caucus of Health Workers
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Latino Caucus, HIV/AIDS, Community Health Workers SPIG, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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