4354.0 Public Health Preparedness

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
This session will describe the CDC’s approach to strategic planning for preparedness. It will explore the characteristics of county environmental health professionals related to readiness to engage vulnerable communities in emergency preparedness.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to: • Discuss steps public health officials and advocates can take to prepare immigrant communities for public health emergencies. • Explain predictors of disaster preparedness among Chinese and non-Chinese Asian immigrants. • Evaluate how tracking community interaction and partnerships can assist in exploration of networks and modes of communication effective for community emergency preparedness.

Ethnic Differences in Disaster Preparedness in Southern California: A comparison of Chinese and non-Chinese Asian Immigrants with Limited English Proficiency
Akiko Sato, MPH, RN, Megumi Kano, DrPH, Linda B. Bourque, PhD, Daniel Ichinose, MA and Leo Estrada, PhD
Developing a strategic plan for public health preparedness at CDC
Jean C. O'Connor, JD, DrPH, Peter Rzeszotarski, Eric Morrisey, Kaitlin Porter, MPH, Theresa Kanter, MURP, Diane Caves, MPA, Sharefa Aria, MPH and Kimberly Lindsey, PhD
Understanding community emergency preparedness: Exploring networks and modes of communication in an underserved ethnic minority community
Serah Iheasirim, MPH, Holly Schuh, MPH (c), Tehani Mundy, BS, MPH(c), Atinuke Shittu, BSN, RN, MPH(c), Donn P. Gaede, PhD, MPH and Susanne Montgomery, PhD
Using a community based participatory approach to develop environmental health emergency resilience
Thelma Gamboa-Maldonado, DrPH (c), MPH, CHES, Walleska I. Bliss, MPH, MSW(c), Helen Hopp Marshak, PhD, Juan Carlos Belliard, PhD, MPH, Susanne Montgomery, PhD and David T. Dyjack, DrPH

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

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

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