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Mentoring for Resilience

March 29, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, presenters provide an overview of the Mentored Emergency Planning Program, including suggested applications in other communities and settings.

Quick Facts

Topics: Communication, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Leadership & Management

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

The Mentored Emergency Planning Program (MEPP) is a compelling example of how to reshape preparedness work through a return to core public health principles. The MEPP, a demonstration project emphasizing positive messaging, community mobilization, and empowerment, assisted 36 community based organizations to successfully write, adopt, and test emergency preparedness plans. In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Brian Johnson, MPH, and Selene Jaramillo, MA, provide an overview of the project, including methods, project outcomes, lessons learned, and suggested applications in other communities and settings.

Air date: March 29, 2011

Learning Objectives

  • Identify techniques to effectively engage individuals in emergency preparedness
  • Describe effective practices for building trusting relationships between local government and community based organizations

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Local and state emergency management staff; Community and faith based organizations

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Communication, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Leadership & Management

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

Selene Jaramillo, MA, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a BS in Conservation and Resource Studies and an MA in Latin American Studies. Her training and work experience has emphasized education and outreach strategies for diverse populations, including small farmers in developing countries and the United States. She has extensive experience in outreach and research projects, including development and implementation of a curbside motor oil recycling program in Oakland, California, and a small farmer sustainable agriculture education program in the Salinas Valley. She also served as the field coordinator for the CHAMACOS Study, a longitudinal cohort research project that tracked environmental pesticide exposures and related health effects on the children of farm workers in the Salinas Valley, CA. From November 2008 through September 2009, Selene coordinated the Preparedness Mentoring Project at Lane County Public Health. Selene currently works as Assistant Preparedness Coordinator for Lane County Public Health.

Brian K. Johnson, MPH, obtained his BA in Sociology at Whitman College and his Masters in Public Health from the University of Oregon in health promotion and education with an emphasis in program evaluation and research methods. He has worked as a Research Associate and Project Coordinator on 17 award winning interactive multimedia health education programs funded through multi-phase grants from the National Institutes of Health. The projects have received the APHA Public Health Education and Health Promotion award, Telly Award, Omni Award, the Communicator Crystal Award of Excellence, and many others. Since 2005 he has served as the Lane County Public Health Preparedness Coordinator. From November 2008 through September 2009 he also managed the Preparedness Mentoring Project, a Centers for Disease Control funded grant which successfully developed and evaluated a preparedness mentoring program aimed at building resiliency within local community based organizations in Lane County, OR.

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