3311.0 Emergency Preparedness and Community Readiness

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:30 PM
The presenters in this session will discuss alternative systems to deliver emergency health services during a pandemic or public health emergency. Creating stakeholders at local and regional levels and to begin a process of collaborative planning and interagency cooperation is essential in preparing for and operating an alternate care site. The emergency response team requires high level of skill in trauma management and through additional training; they can deepen their competence in specific domains in the core competencies. New strategies such as the Online Distance Based Training Programs, disaster preparedness messages and its effectiveness in the minority population, developing practical strategies for operationalizing guidance are being tested for their effectiveness and are discussed in this session.
Session Objectives: Describe the steps necessary to begin the planning phase of ACS development and identify strategies to create stakeholders and engage community and regional partners in the concept and planning process. Identify existing components of other public health preparedness plans which could be modified or adapted to an ACS planning initiative. Explain the process used to create trauma informed core competencies and describe the benefits of cross training to promote trauma informed practice. Discuss the benefits, challenges and the implementations of distance based training programs and evaluate cultural relevancy of existing disaster preparedness messages. Describe strategies for interagency and intersectoral coordination in designing and implementing policies and programs to meet the needs of diverse populations.

2:30 PM
Designing community-based alternate care sites for pandemics and public health emergencies
Michael J. Reilly, DrPH, MPH, NREMT-P, David S. Markenson, MD and Sherlita Amler, MD, MS
2:45 PM
A cross-system approach to developing workforce competencies, curriculum, and champions for trauma-informed care
Leslie E. Lieberman, MSW, Nick Claxton, BA, CQSW and Renee Queen Jackson, MEd
3:00 PM
An evaluation of a national online emergency preparedness course
Thomas Chandler, PhD, Stephen S. Morse, PhD and Yoon Soo Park, MS
3:15 PM
Risk communication: Community response to pandemic flu preparedness messaging
Jonathan J. Sury, MPH, CPH, David M. Abramson, PhD MPH, Lauren E. Walsh, Hillary Cohen, MD MPH and Karen L. Levin, RN, MPH, CHES

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

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)