142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Special Session on Science Preparedness - Key Note

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H. , U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC
A Visionary Science Preparedness System to Consider

In this section the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will provide the opening key note on behalf of the HHS interagency regarding Science Preparedness, Response and Recovery.  The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will set the tone for this informative and interactive session and will introduce each of the guest speakers.

This session welcomes speakers and participants from all levels of government, private sector, academia and the community to come learn more about the vision of ASPR; to hear from interagency partners from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) perspectives on public health practice and a research response; and finally to provide a collaborative forum for community and stakeholder discussions.

Learning Areas:

Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe a national framework of disaster response that is sustainable, timely, coordinated, and community-based. Explain and discuss with the science community with an interest in disaster research, a national disaster research framework, much like the national frameworks that guide response and recovery, needs to be developed, so that a systematic approach for addressing disaster research priorities is available for use by local, state, tribal, and territorial institutions, no matter how large the scope of the event.

Keyword(s): Disasters, Public Health Research

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Lurie was previously Senior Natural Scientist and the Paul Oí Neill Alcoa Professor of Health Policy at the RAND Corporation. There she directed RANDís public health and preparedness work as well as RANDís Center for Population Health and Health Disparities. Dr. Lurie has a long history in the health services research field, primarily in the areas of access to and quality of care, mental health, prevention, public health infrastructure and preparedness and health disparities.
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.