235927 Addressing Special Populations through the Public Health Incident Command System

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:30 PM

John Burke, MS , Associate Director , Health Care Emergency Management Graduate Program, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
This session will look into the Public Health Incident Command System and special populations. The session will give the attendee tools to implement a special services group to assist with special populations including minorities, ethnically diverse populations and people with disabilities. The session address those federally mandated requirements to provide services to all citizens, including the American with Disabilities Act. The session's goal is to reduce health care disparity during a public health crisis or disaster.

The session expands on the PHICS developed by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The session will also highlight a field exercise conducted by the Boston University School of Medicine in conjunction with the Indian Health Service to deliver flu vaccine to a native american reservation in Washington state in 2009.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Diversity and culture
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Design a response chart to insert into the Public Health Incident Command System for all communities that addresses the needs of special populations, including ethnic, minority and disabled citizens.

Keywords: Disasters, Health Disparities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Health Care Emergency Management at the Boston University School of Medicine. I am also a Senior Instructor/Lecturer
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.