5036.0 Preparedness and the CDCís Quarantine and Border Health Services

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 8:30 AM
The interconnectedness of the global village enables pathogens to pass from one country to the next with little warning. The CDC Division of Quarantine and Global Migrationís mission is to protect the health of the public from communicable disease through science, partnerships and response at U.S. ports of entry. In order to accomplish this mission, they have to work closely with many other agencies and non-traditional public health partners on both the local and national level. In this session we present an overview of the Division and five projects related to the Divisionís efforts to increase preparedness. These project describe CDCís efforts to assess knowledge gaps, ensure surge capacity, and develop effective communication strategies.
Session Objectives: By the end of the session, the participants will be able to: ē Describe the mission of the CDCís Division of Quarantine and Global Migration ē List 3 key issues affecting preparedness that the Division has begun to address ē Discuss several activities that CDC has undertaken to improve the nationís preparedness to detect and respond to quarantine-related health threats

8:45 AM
Meeting the need for surge capacity at U.S. ports of entry
Amanda M. McWhorter, MPH, Gabrielle Benenson, MPH, Jacquelyn Polder, BSN, MPH, Anthony Drew, BA, BS, JoLynn P. Montgomery, PhD, MPH and Matthew L. Boulton, MD, MPH
9:30 AM
Assessment of Quarantine-Related Training Needs
Michael Burke, PhD, Gabrielle Benenson, MPH, Brian Evans, BA, Amanda M. McWhorter, MPH, David Hunter, MPH/MSW, Erika Willacy, MPH and Rebecca Myers, BS, TESL

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Epidemiology

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