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Text Messaging for Public Health Emergencies
NWCPHP-affiliated researchers identified the logistical, legal, fiscal, and technical implications of setting up a text messaging system at a local public health department.
Limited English Proficiency 911
NWCPHP research findings give communication guidance to agencies that use phone-based emergency response systems that serve limited English populations.
Reaching Health Care Providers With Emergency Information
NWCPHP researchers compared the effectiveness of fax, e-mail, and text messages for communicating public health alerts to different types of health care providers in urban and rural settings.
Predicting Severity of Motor Vehicle Crashes
NWCPHP researchers developed algorithms to predict how many motor vehicle crash occupants are uninjured or have minor injuries to inform dispatch of emergency responders.
Continuity of Operations During Disasters
NWCPHP researchers conducted a pilot study with Public Health - Seattle & King County to see how best to ensure communication that supports essential services.
Automated Language Translation of Public Health Information
This pilot study investigated how translation software can be used to increase the availability of emergency information in multiple languages.
Influenza Vaccine Safety Reporting
NWCPHP researchers studied systems used to monitor, report, and respond to potential problems associated with influenza vaccines and identified adverse event communication practices.
Media Campaign to Improve Bystander CPR Skills of Native Chinese Speakers
NWCPHP researchers tested the effectiveness of using Chinese newspapers to disseminate emergency response skills within the Chinese LEP community.
SMS Message Content for Emergency Communication
NWCPHP researchers investigated how text messaging can be used by public health agencies to communicate with health care providers.
Health Impacts of Climate Change
A broad research partnership studied how climate change will affect health in their communities, gathering historical, community-specific data.
Public Health Systems Research: Disease Reporting, Investigation, and Response
Researchers identified characteristics of state health departments that are associated with performance related to communicable disease detection, investigation, and response.
Baring the Chest and CPR Effectiveness
NWCPHP research findings suggest that eliminating the instruction to remove a victim's clothing in dispatcher-assisted CPR will save time without compromising performance.
Improving Bystander CPR Skills Among Limited English Proficient People
NWCPHP researchers use findings to modify 911-assisted instructions and develop culturally appropriate CPR training strategies for limited English populations.
Washington Tracking Network Data Presentation and Mapping Application
NWCPHP researchers helped the Washington State Department of Health make public health data accessible to the general public through a redesigned web portal.
911 Call Center Intervention to Improve Identification of Cardiac Arrest
This NWCPHP research project looks for evidence that can guide dispatchers in identifying cardiac arrest victims in the most efficient way possible.
Health Information Exchange Evaluation in Washington State
NWCPHP researchers will identify structural and process elements that facilitate or hinder use of the Washington State Health Information Exchange.
Emergency Communication and Medical Interpreters
NWCPHP researchers conduct a collaborative learning project to identify how medical interpreters can help large health departments better connect with and engage limited English proficient (LEP) Latinos on emergency and disaster communication issues.
Health Information Exchange Innovation to Improve the Efficiency of Public Health Disease Investigation
NWCPHP researchers will assess how a reporting system innovation linked to a health information exchange affects provider-based condition reporting to public health departments.