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A Framework for Assessing Regional Public Health Preparedness

January 23, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI, and Maggie Jones, MPH, provide an example of an assessment framework for regional public health preparedness.

Quick Facts

Topics: Accreditation & Quality Improvement, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI, and Maggie Jones, MPH, provide an example of an assessment framework for regional public health preparedness. They discuss the need for cross-border planning and describe the "Assessing Regional Public Health Preparedness" project, which resulted in the development of a checklist to assess regional preparedness. They include discussion on how this checklist can be used by local, state, and regional public health jurisdictions.

Air date: January 23, 2007

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of regional planning for public health emergencies
  • List the topic areas to consider in regional preparedness planning
  • Explain how the Regional Assessment Checklist can be used by state and local preparedness officials

Intended Audience

Emergency management planners; Preparedness trainers; Other public health department staff involved in disaster response

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Accreditation & Quality Improvement, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI, received his medical degree and Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, after which he joined CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. In 1992, Dr. O'Carroll began working in the nascent field of Public Health Informatics; he developed the first textbook on public health informatics, co-led the development of CDC WONDER, and directed and developed the CDC's national Health Alert Network program.

Maggie Jones is an MPH candidate in the Community-Oriented Public Health Practice Program at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. She is a Research Assistant at the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Ms Jones worked with Dr. O'Carroll to plan, implement, and summarize the Assessing Regional Preparedness project.

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