142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

Annual Meeting Recordings are now available for purchase

Role of Public Health in Louisiana’s Emergency Operations Plan

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 12:50 PM - 1:10 PM

Jimmy Guidry, MD , LA Dept of Health and Hospitals, Baton Rouge, LA
Public Health is the lead agency for ESF8 (medical) functions in the State of Louisiana.  The model utilized consists of state operated Medical Special Needs Shelters (MSNS) directed by the State Health Officer.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the role of public health in an emergency/disaster. List the key agency’s involved in the ESF8 response. Explain the H-hour timeline that activates response efforts. Formulate ideas on how to possibly improve their own response efforts from understanding Louisiana’s operational plan.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the State Health Officer in Louisiana since 1994.
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.