142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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A Visionary Science Preparedness System to Consider

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H. , U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC
Past disasters such as the terrorist attacks on September 11, the 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and Hurricane Sandy illustrate a critical need for the rapid collection of data and information to inform emergency responders, leaders and our communities on health and medically related science preparedness, response and recovery activities. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), supports the development of a national research response framework to provide for a systematic approach for rapid scientific research preparedness and response capability in support of evidence based decision making during the immediate disaster response through long-term recovery. To realize this vision, ASPR is leading a collaborative interagency effort focused on addressing established key components of Research and Response in the Context of Public Health Emergencies.

Learning Areas:

Provision of health care to the public
Public health administration or related administration
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.