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CDC Science Seminar: Partnering for Emergency Medical Countermeasure Distribution

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Infectious Disease & Immunizations, Tools and Resources

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

Distributing vaccines and other supplies in an emergency is a critical activity. Public health agencies can save time and resources by using the existing pharmacy infrastructure and these standardized materials to address the health and medical needs of their communities.

This special CDC Science Seminar will describe a NWPERLC toolkit developed to help public health agencies work with key stakeholders to develop methods for the dispensing of medical countermeasures (such as antibiotics, antivirals, vaccines, and supplies) during public health emergencies. There is growing recognition that providing medical countermeasures effectively requires coordinated public-private collaboration, involving public health agencies, hospitals, long term care facilities, and pharmacies, and that those roles need to be better defined.

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.

Air date: November 20, 2013

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the roles of public health and pharmacy regarding emergency response.
  • Describe a novel mechanism for formalizing relationships between local public health departments and pharmacy.
  • Identify resources and tools to support partnerships between public health agencies and pharmacies for emergency preparedness and response.

Intended Audience

Public health agencies and pharmacies

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Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Infectious Disease & Immunizations, Tools and Resources

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

NWCPHP trainings are accessed through PH LearnLink. See help.

Presenter

Andy Stergachis, PhD, RPh, is a Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Services and the School of Pharmacy. He is the Director of the Global Medicines Program, at the University of Washington School of Public Health. He is also Co-Director of the University of Washington's Graduate Certificate Program in Emergency Preparedness and Response.

Jenny Arnold, PharmD, BCPS, is the Director of Practice Development at the Washington State Pharmacy Association. She completed her pharmacy practice residency at Swedish Medicine Center in Seattle. At the Pharmacy Association Dr. Arnold has partnered with state and local public health leaders to engage pharmacists in improving access to vaccinations, preparing for potential emergencies, and responding to actual events.

Carina Elsenboss, MS, is the Planning & Partnerships Program Manager with Public Health - Seattle & King County in Seattle, Washington. In this capacity she provides strategic direction and coordinates the development of emergency response plans and trainings and exercises to build response capabilities in the areas of community preparedness, emergency public information and warning, fatality management, medical surge, and non-pharmaceutical interventions. She also oversees the department’s vulnerable populations planning which works collaboratively with community partners to ensure that vulnerable populations are included in Public Health’s preparedness planning. Prior to joining Public Health - Seattle & King County, Carina served as the manager for the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in Salt Lake County, Utah.

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