3302.0 Human Health and Welfare Among our Most Vulnerable During Disasters and Emergencies

Monday, November 8, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session examines the needs of vulnerable populations when they are most at-risk, during emergency situations. It describe significant legal and policy concerns that arise during emergencies for mental and behavioral health providers. It discusses the characteristics, needs, challenges, and best-practices needed to involve and serve vulnerable communities before, during and after a disaster.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to Identify systems on which vulnerable populations particularly rely that may be threatened in a severe pandemic. Describe recent evidence on the impact and effectiveness of 2009 emergency risk communications about the H1N1 influenza pandemic among African-Americans, Latinos and other communities. Identify and evaluate best practices for convening and conducting public engagement processes for the purpose of eliciting input from diverse communities around complex and controversial public health issues.
Patricia Wilson, MPH Candidate

Public engagement on pandemic ethics in Minnesota: A focus on vulnerable populations
J. Eline Garrett, JD, Dorothy E. Vawter, PhD, Karen G. Gervais, PhD, Debra A. DeBruin, PhD and Angela Witt Prehn, PhD

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Social Work

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