3135.0 ICEHS Special Session: Trust in Public Health During Disasters

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
The purpose of this special session is to highlight the importance of trust in public health disasters. Together, these abstracts explore how trust in public health during disasters and disaster response can be assessed; identify the needs of vulnerable populations (racial and ethnic minorities and low income populations) during disasters; and identify challenges and opportunities in preparing for and managing one disaster – the flu pandemic.
Session Objectives: 1. Explain how to measure a person’s level of trust in public health during disasters and disaster response. 2. Articulate why vulnerable populations (racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, and low income individuals) often have low trust in public health during disasters and disaster responses. 3. Identify some challenges and opportunities to preparing for and managing public health disasters.

10:30 AM
A measure to assess trust in public health in a disaster
David Eisenman, MD, MSHS, Michael K. Ong, MD PhD, Steven Asch, MD, Deborah Glik, ScD, Qiong Zhou, MS and Anna Long, PhD, MPH

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

Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Endorsed by: Environment, Ethics SPIG

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