3177.0 Natural Disasters, Epidemics, and Terrorism Preparedness Posters

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
This poster session is intended for those interested in learning about preparedness issues pertaining to natural disasters, epidemics, and terrorism. These posters cover research on the pandemic flu; Hurricane Katrina; climate change and natural disasters; communication needs during emergencies; and public health preparedness among households with “special needs” residents.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the salient political factors and communication challenges related to public health preparedness for the pandemic flu. 2. Demonstrate how to use an interactive board game that teaches about core components for public health disaster emergencies. 3. Discuss the public health preparedness needs of vulnerable populations.

Board 1
Political Factors that Influence State Pandemic Flu Plan Comprehensiveness
Tamar Klaiman, PhD, MPH and Jennifer Ibrahim, PhD, MPH
Board 2
Health care utilization of resettled hurricane Katrina victims displaced to a neighboring city
Nnaemeka Okafor, MD, Mandy J. Roberts, DrPH, MPH and David Robinson, MD, MS
Board 4
Climatic Change and Natural disasters: Public Health Concern - A Review
Sukhjinder Kaur, BDS, Shyam S. Jindal, BDS and Janvier Gasana, MD PhD
Board 5
Preparedness for Evacuation Emergencies in Southeastern Pennsylvania: A comparison of households with and without individuals with “special needs”
Lori Uscher-Pines, PhD, MSc, Alice Hausman, PhD, MPH, Sarah J. Powell, MA, Phillip DeMara, MSEd, George Heake and Michael G. Hagen, PhD
Board 6
Emergency preparedness, communication systems, and response: A Chinese limited English proficiency community perspective
Brandon N. Ong, MD, Sherry X. Feng, Mei-Po Yip, PhD, Becca Calhoun, MPH, Mabel Kwong, Ida Lam, Hendrika Meischke, PhD, MPH and Shin-Ping Tu, MD MPH
Board 7
Emerging models for the integration and fusion of public health intelligence to enhance situational awareness
Paul A. Biedrzycki, MPH, MBA, Alexis M. Jeannotte, PhD and Paul Strang, BA
Board 8
Masters of Disasters: The development and implementation of an interactive, team-driven board game that teaches the core concepts of CBRNE preparedness
Michelle A. Bosshard, MPH, Emily O. Smith, MPH, Karen Garman, EdD, MAPP, Ernesto O. Hinojos, MPH and Noël Bazini-Barakat, RN, MSN, MPH
Board 9
A Test of Community Driven Pandemic Flu Preparedness Messaging
Hillary Cohen, MD, MPH, Kelly Klein, MD, Antonios Likourezos, MA, MPH, Victor Cohen, PharmD and David M. Abramson, PhD, MPH
Board 10
A Cross-sectional Study of Maryland's Hospitals Communication Capabilities during Public Health Emergencies
Sadia Aslam, MPH, Heather N. Brown, MPH, Albert Romanosky, MD, PhD, Isaac Ajit, MBBS, MPH and Sherry Adams, RN, CPM

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Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services