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Preparing for Emergencies: Are We Serious About Vulnerable Populations?

August 9, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Dr. Linda Murray, current president of the American Public Health Association, describes what we mean by hard to reach populations and discuss strategies that are most effective in serving them.

Quick Facts

Topics: Communication, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

Some populations are disproportionately vulnerable to disaster conditions. Individuals from such populations may be affected during every phase of an emergency event. In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Dr. Linda Murray, current president of the American Public Health Association, describes what we mean by hard to reach populations and discuss strategies that are most effective in serving them.

Air date: August 9, 2011

Learning Objectives

  • Describe vulnerable populations
  • Describe a strategy for effectively serving vulnerable populations

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Public health nurses; Local and state emergency management staff

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Communication, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, is well-known for her extensive career serving the medically underserved in a variety of clinical settings in Canada and the United States. She has been the president of American Public Health Association since 2009. She is currently the Chief Medical Officer for the Cook County Department of Public Health of the Cook County Health and Hospital System in Illinois. Murray also practices as a general internist at Woodlawn Health Center and is an attending physician in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Cook County Hospital. Murray is an adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois School of Public Health.

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