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Putting Preparedness into Context

November 25, 2008. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jack Thompson, MSW, and Paul Wiesner, MD, explore the importance of preparedness and how to integrate it with the top priorities identified by Hot Topics participants and public health leadership.

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

What are the most pressing issues facing public health today? Where should we spend our dwindling resources? How should the new administration prioritize public health challenges? Should we continue to allocate resources for preparedness? In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Jack Thompson, MSW, and Paul Wiesner, MD, explore the importance of preparedness and how to integrate it with the top priorities identified by Hot Topics participants and public health leadership.

Air date: November 25, 2008

Learning Objectives

  • Name the three most common challenges facing public health colleagues in the Northwest.
  • Compare and contrast these challenges to those experienced by others.
  • Describe one or two approaches to integrating preparedness into the response to current challenges.

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners and leaders; Public health nursing leaders; Preparedness planners; Leadership teams; Tribal health leaders; Community organizers; Elected officials; Board of health members

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

John R. (Jack) Thompson, MSW, is a senior lecturer with the Department of Health Services in the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. He has been a member of the faculty since 1994. Prior to his UW appointment, Mr. Thompson was employed by the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health for ten years, and was the director of the Seattle Health Services Division.

Paul Wiesner, MD, is the author of more than 70 articles in scientific journals. completed his medical training at the University of Wisconsin and his internal medicine/infectious disease training at the University of Rochester and University of Washington. During a 20-year career with the Centers for Disease Control, he directed national programs on STD Control, Chronic Disease and Public Health Training.

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