Online Program

Emergency Preparedness and Older Adults

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The following important topics related to emergency preparedness and older adults are covered in this session: lack of perceived neighborhood safety predicts the reporting of heat related illness symptoms among older adults; hurricane Sandy's impacts upon senior women; and disaster preparedness among elderly Latinos.
Session Objectives: 1. To examine whether perceived neighborhood safety can predict the reporting of symptoms related to heat illness among older adults (Age 60 and over). 2. To assess household preparedness have shown that while older adults are more prepared for disasters; racial/ethnic minorities are primarily less prepared than non-Hispanic whites.
Sloane C. Burke, PhD, CHES

Hurricane Sandy's impacts upon senior women   
Leah Vaughan, MD, MPH and Wen Dombrowski, MD
Disaster preparedness among elderly latinos   
Sloane C. Burke, PhD, CHES, Lawrence Chu, PhD, MPH, MS, Jeffrey Bethel, PhD and Kyusuk Chung, PhD

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

Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Chiropractic Health Care, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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

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