254020 Public Health Response to Tornados in Alabama

Monday, October 31, 2011: 9:45 AM

Carol Easley Allen, PhD, RN , Department of Nursing, Oakwood College, Huntsville, AL
The tornadoes that ripped through the South on April 27, 2011 tested public health preparedness for natural disasters. The presenter lives in a section of Alabama that was devastated by the tornadoes, and was personally affected. This personal memoir will explore her experience and as well consider the climate change implications of natural disasters and issues of public and public health preparedness.

Learning Areas:
Provision of health care to the public
Public health administration or related administration

Learning Objectives:
Describe current issues concerning the public health response to tornados. Describe what public health workers can do to address the public health issues related to tornados.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: For more than 20 years, I have performed research, taught students and given other lectures, and written extensively in journals and in books concerning the impact of adverse factors, including violence, war, and militarism, on minority communities.
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.