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Houston Response to Hurricane Katrina: Views from the Field

May 25, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, we illustrate how the University of Texas Center for Biosecurity and Public Health Preparedness mobilized a volunteer team to respond to Hurricane Katrina.

Quick Facts

Topics: 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, Mary desVignes-Kendrick, MD, MPH, FAAP, illustrates how the University of Texas Center for Biosecurity and Public Health Preparedness mobilized a volunteer team to respond to Hurricane Katrina evacuees who were temporarily housed at the Houston Astrodome. She includes an overview of the Center's role and activities in shelter preparedness and response. Specific approaches to conducting rapid needs assessments, including the transition from paper form to electronic data collection and the tradeoffs. She also compares shelter expectations with realities and offer observations and recommendations to improve public health disaster preparedness and response.

Air date: May 25, 2006

Learning Objectives

  • Compare pre- and post-Katrina preparedness and response expectations with on-the-ground realities
  • Summarize the health problems encountered at the Katrina shelters
  • List challenges, successes, and lessons learned in the Katrina shelters

Intended Audience

Bioterrorism Coordinators; Emergency Management and Preparedness Planners; Epidemiologists; Physicians; Public Health Nurses; Sanitarians; Other public health department staff involved in disaster response

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Mary desVignes-Kendrick, MD, MPH, FAAP, is professor of Management, Policy and Community Health and deputy director of the Center for Biosecurity and Public Health Preparedness at the University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston. Prior to this position she was the health authority and director of the City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services for twelve years. She was involved in the Center's Rapid Needs Assessments of Hurricane Katrina evacuees and will focus her discussion on the activities of the Center at Houston's largest shelters.

Competencies

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