4039.0 Emergency and Disaster Preparedness: Examples in Six States

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
Response systems, training programs, cross-jurisdictional collaboration, and the use of surveillance data to guide immediate response decisions are described in this research on emergency and disaster preparedness efforts.
Session Objectives: 1. Articulate the benefits of collaborative training programs that are multidisciplinary and all-hazard. 2. Describe the role of emergency medical surveillance in making immediate disaster response decisions. 3. Discuss factors influencing emergency responders’ risk perceptions and willingness to respond to disasters. 4. Articulate the characteristics of sub-regional planning that were used to develop emergency preparedness capacity in New Hampshire. 5. Describe the natural disaster training needs of health professionals in Hawai’i who serve vulnerable populations.

8:30 AM
Preparedness across borders: A multi-agency and jurisdictional training collaborative
Danyte Mockus, MPH, Joan Danfifer, Kim Saruwatari, MPH and Wendy Betancourt, MPH
8:45 AM
Emergency Medical and Injury Surveillance during the 2007 San Diego County Wildfires
Alan M. Smith, PhD, MPH, Barbara M. Stepanski, MPH, Holly Shipp, MPH, Julianne M. Cooke, MPH and Leslie Upledger Ray, PhD MPH MPPA MA
9:00 AM
Understanding public health workers' willingness-to-respond through application of the Extended Parallel Process Model
Daniel J. Barnett, MD, MPH, Ran Balicer, MD, MPH, Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, Natalie Semon, MSEd, J. Douglas Storey, PhD, Jonathan Links, PhD and Carol B. Thompson, MS, MBA
9:15 AM
9:30 AM
Assessment of disaster training needs for physicians and other health professionals serving vulnerable populations in Hawai`i
Amalie Monlux, MPH (c), Ngozi Adaeze Erondu, MPH (c), Brandon R. Mitsuda, MPH (c), May Rose I. Dela Cruz, MPH (c), Kathryn Braun, DrPH and Nancy S. Partika, RN, MPH

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

Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, School Health Education and Services

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