200001 APC Preparedness and Health & Disability linkages

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Jocelyn Gross , NACCHO, Washington, DC
Rachel Eisenstein, MPH , Public Health Preparedness, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Washington, DC
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), through the Advanced Practice Centers (APC) Program, linked two NACCHO Health and Disability demonstration sites with APC sites. These sites worked together, collaborated efforts cost-effectively, and produced preparedness solutions for persons with disabilities. Multnomah County, OR developed a Voluntary Emergency Registry (VER) and a collection database. Franklin Regional Council of Governments, MA completed a Risk Communication project. The session speakers will present: lessons learned and suggestions for working within mulitsector settings; the effectiveness of the solutions developed and how they are used; and tips on distributing and promoting new materials within communities.

Learning Objectives:
Describe innovative and proven multisector collaborations that have successfully leveraged the publicís investment in the health of communities. Identify strategies, programs, and policies that governmental local public health departments, regardless of discipline, can use to demonstrate the desired measurable results in terms of cost-savings, new funding sources, or health benefits. Describe effective distribution and promotion strategies that help local health departments disseminate project materials. Explain the importance of cross pollination in terms of multisector collaborations and how they are a benefit to preparedness efforts in all communities. List the steps of developing a Voluntary Emergency Registry (VER) and determine its uses and effectiveness.

Keywords: Community Collaboration, Disability

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Jocelyn Ronald works for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) as a Program Associate on the Health and Disability project. Prior to working at NACCHO, Ms. Ronald completed an internship at the Arc of Baltimore where she worked in the training department, developing and teaching interactive trainings for people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. Ms. Ronald has a BS in Health Science, with honors, from Towson University in 2003, and as of 2007 has a valid Maryland Educator Certificate, permitting her to teach Health Education to students in pre-k through 12th grade. Educator ID 2342.
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.