191381 Master Goat Certification: To achieve community preparedness in disenfranchised Communities

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 12:50 PM

Eric Peterson, DVM , Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL
Through the MATCH Project, the Cooperative Extension Program of Florida A&M University (FAMU) worked to integrate community preparedness for new and emerging infectious diseases into an existing program that addressed underserved and disenfranchised communities. By integrating information on preparedness into the curriculum of their Master Goat Certification Program, the FAMU Extension Program was able to deliver critical information utilizing long-running, existing relationships. FAMU also worked to build awareness of new and emerging infectious disease preparedness through public service announcements and via information delivered through Animal Science and Youth Ag-Discovery programs.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will have increased knowledge of strategies for reaching underserved and disenfranchised communities with information on community preparedness for new and emerging infectious diseases through adaptation of existing channels and relationships.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: of my involvement in the MATCH project.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.