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Public Health Ready: Idaho's Statewide Approach

July 25, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, a panel speakers from Idaho describe how their state's seven health districts achieved recognition as being Public Health Ready through their participation in Project Public Health Ready (PPHR).

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Accreditation & Quality Improvement

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, a panel speakers from Idaho describe how their state's seven health districts achieved recognition as being Public Health Ready through their participation in Project Public Health Ready (PPHR). They focus on the work of three of Idaho's health districts who participated in the Round Two pilot phase of PPHR. The presenters also discuss how they implemented the project, including their approach, purpose, the tools they used, and the lessons they learned. They will also explain the renewal process for re-recognition that they are currently working on.

Air date: July 25, 2006

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how to begin the PPHR process and earn Public Health Ready recognition
  • List at least 3 ways to stay focused in the process
  • Explain how to utilize work that has already been completed
  • Describe how the Idaho health districts approached the pilot round submissions of documentation
  • Summarize the future direction of PPHR recertification

Intended Audience

Public health preparedness personnel; Public health management; Community partners involved in the PPHR recognition process

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Accreditation & Quality Improvement

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

Darce Vassar, BS, has been the Public Health Preparedness Program Manager and Public Information Officer for North Central District Health Department since September of 2003. Prior to that, she worked for Regence BlueShield of Idaho and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah for six years as their Regulatory Affairs Manager.

Rodney Horejs is the Program Manager of Public Health Preparedness for the Southeastern District Health Department, in Pocatello, ID. Since August 2002, Mr. Horejs has provided the leadership to integrate public health into the response community, to enhance the community’s response ability in a public health emergency. He directs the preparedness program to ensure that response plans maintain an all-hazards approach and integrated with state and county response planning.

Travis Best, CPM, is the Program Manager of Public Health Preparedness for Southwest District Health in Caldwell, Idaho. Since July 2002, Mr. Best has led the Preparedness Program in preparation for coordinated community response in the event of a terrorist attack, an infectious disease outbreak, or another public health emergency.

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