Community healthcare delivery post-Hurricane Sandy: Lessons from a mobile medical unit
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Provision of health care to the public
Identify key resources, methods and strategies to facilitate and optimize the initiation, organization, implementation and maintenance of a mobile health unit in a community-based health system to provide immediate and short-term healthcare to vulnerable populations affected by natural disaster. Describe successful strategies as well as limitations, obstacles and future challenges in implementing a mobile health unit after natural disaster.
Keyword(s): Community Health Assessment, Disasters
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As former commissioner of health for Nassau County, New York I have worked on numerous state and federally funded community development projects. I am interested in developing programs and health policy initiatives to improve the care of seniors in the community. I am also interested in academic work to educate medical students, residents and fellow physicians in the practice of geriatrics and palliative medicine.
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.