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CDC Science Seminar: Partnering for Medical Countermeasures

A special CDC Science Seminar will describe a NWPERLC toolkit to help public health agencies partner for medical countermeasure distribution in emergencies.

A special CDC Science Seminar will describe a NWPERLC toolkit to help public health agencies partner for medical countermeasure distribution in emergencies.

November 12, 2013

Distributing vaccines and other supplies in an emergency is a critical activity. A special CDC Science Seminar explains how public health agencies can accomplish this task using the existing pharmacy infrastructure and a set of standardized materials.

In this one-hour presentation, NWCPHP faculty member Andy Stergachis, PhD, RPh, and Director of Practice Development at the Washington State Pharmacy Association, Jenny Arnold, PharmD, BCPS, describe the contents of the new NWPERLC toolkit and explain why it was developed.

Carina Elsenboss, MS, Planning & Partnerships Program Manager at Public Health - Seattle & King County in Washington State will share examples of how her agency has used the toolkit to partner with hospitals, long-term care facilities, and pharmacies.

Register today to learn new ways to address the health and medical needs of your community. Space is limited to 200 viewers. A recording of the webinar will be available on the afternoon following the event.

Partnering for Emergency Medical Countermeasure Distribution

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)

Intended Audiences:

  • Local, state, and tribal public health workers
  • Emergency management staff
  • Pharmacy specialists

Presenters:

Andy Stergachis, PhD, RPh, is a NWCPHP faculty member and the Director of the Global Medicines Program at the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Jenny Arnold, PharmD, BCPS, is the Director of Practice Development at the Washington State Pharmacy Association.

Carina Elsenboss, MS, is the Planning & Partnerships Program Manager with Public Health - Seattle & King County in Seattle, Washington.

About the Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (NWPERLC)

As one of 14 PERLC funded by the CDC, the Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (NWPERLC) provides core competency-based training to state, local, and tribal public health. NWPERLC, housed at the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington, School of Public Health, specializes in preparedness and emergency response training, exercise design, consultation, and toolkit development.

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