3132.0 Population-Tailored Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
Emergency and disaster preparedness plans must be appropriate to a locale's residents and its geographic conditions to be effective. This session highlights the importance of tailoring plans and presents research on four innovative approaches.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe how GIS (geographic information systems) is used in San Diego, CA to rapidly evacuate medically fragile individuals during firestorm disasters. 2. Describe long-term health consequences of victims of Hurricane Katrina. 3. Define emergency plan requirements for when individuals cannot hear, speak, or understand English, or cannot walk, run, or drive as directed. 4. Describe results of a randomized trial aimed to increase disaster preparedness among Latino immigrants.
Leslie Upledger Ray, PhD MPH MPPA MA

10:30 AM
Vulnerable populations in a disaster response
Holly Shipp, MPH, Alan M. Smith, PhD, MPH, Barbara M. Stepanski, MPH, Leslie Upledger Ray, PhD MPH MPPA MA, Julianne M. Cooke, MPH, Isabel Corcos, PhD, MPH, Mona V. Thabit, MPH, Patrick Buttron and Marcy Metz
10:50 AM
Best practices for decontamination with special populations
Kimberly Taylor, MA, Anjali Truitt, MPH and Kris Balfanz-Vertiz, MSW/LSW
11:10 AM
Project PREP -- Using Promotoras to Improve Disaster Preparedness Among Latino Immigrants
David Eisenman, MD, Richard Maranon, Qiong Zhou, MS, Deborah Glik, ScD, Chi-Hong Tseng, PhD and Steven Asch, MD
11:30 AM
Comparison of Emergency Medical Coordination in Two Countywide Disasters: Lessons Learned and Applied
Alan M. Smith, PhD, MPH, Patrick Buttron, Holly Shipp, MPH, Barbara M. Stepanski, MPH, Julianne M. Cooke, MPH, Leslie Upledger Ray, PhD MPH MPPA MA, Marcy Metz and Bruce Haynes

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

Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Gerontological Health

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