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Applying Principles of Planning to Mass Dispensing

July 27, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Andy Stergachis, PhD, RPh, and William W. Dyal provide an overview of principles of planning.

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Andy Stergachis, PhD, RPh, and William W. Dyal provide an overview of principles of planning. They also provide an example of applying these principles to the specific planning activities involved with use of the Strategic National Stockpile and mass dispensing clinics.

Air date: July 27, 2004

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the definition, purpose and practical value of planning.
  • List the basic questions that any plan must address.
  • Describe the relationship between planning and evaluation.
  • Compare and contrast the difference between process and outcome.
  • Describe roles for public health leaders and front-line workers in activating, receiving, and dispensing the SNS.
  • Identify key operational factors involved in planning, set-up, and operation of mass dispensing clinics.

Intended Audience

State and local health department directors, managers, coordinators; Staff involved in planning and coordinating state and local Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) activities; All other public health staff involved in developing plans

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

William W. Dyal is the Director of Population Based Services for the DeKalb County Board of Health. Population Based Services includes the Division of Health Assessment and Promotion, the Division of Environmental Health, the Center for Public Health Preparedness,and the Center for Community Health Transformation. Prior to joining the DeKalb Co. Board of Health, Mr. Dyal spent 32 years with the CDC. During his last two years with CDC he was a Visiting Professor of Public Health Practice at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston.

Andy Stergachis, PhD, RPh, is Professor of Epidemiology and Affiliate Professor of Pharmacy, NWCPHP, and Interim Chair of Pathobiology, University of Washington (UW). From 1998-2002, he was Chief Pharmacist at drugstore.com. Previously, he was Chair, Department of Pharmacy and Director, Program in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy at UW. He earned his pharmacy degree from WSU and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

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