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Sharing Experiences about Influenza Vaccine Shortages

December 3, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Nancy R. Goodloe, EdD, James Apa, BS, and Matias Valenzuela, PhD, provide an opportunity for examination and discussion of two of the challenges faced and lessons learned from coping with the resulting vaccine shortage.

Quick Facts

Topics: Communication, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

The closure of an influenza vaccine production facility in Great Britain on October 5th had serious implications for Northwest public health practitioners. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Nancy R. Goodloe, EdD, James Apa, BS, and Matias Valenzuela, PhD, provide an opportunity for examination and discussion of two of the challenges faced and lessons learned from coping with the resulting vaccine shortage. The presenters focus on (1) Coordination of Vaccine Delivery and (2) Communication Strategies, from the perspectives of small and large county health departments.

Air date: December 3, 2004

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the value of strong working relationships and the coordination of public messaging between public health and partner agencies, healthcare providers and hospitals during a critical response situation.
  • Describe the unique challenges faced by local health departments with limited resources in dealing with a vaccine shortage or similar "crisis" event.
  • Identify key considerations in developing a communications and media plan to respond to a public health crisis.
  • Recognize the need to use principles of risk communication throughout a crisis.
  • Describe how challenges of crisis situations can create opportunities for organizational growth in local health departments.

Intended Audience

Administrators, nurses, health educators, communications staff, PIOs, and emergency managers of local health departments, hospitals, and other healthcare agencies

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Communication, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

Nancy Goodloe, EdD, has been the administrator of Kittitas County Public Health Department for 4-1/2 years. Nancy came to this position from a professorial appointment at Baylor University in Waco, TX where she taught health education and health promotion. Nancy retired from Baylor with 30 years of teaching experience as an Emeritus Professor. Her educational background includes an Ed.D. from University of Oregon and MSED from Texas A&M University.

James Apa, BS, is the Communications Manager at Public Health-Seattle & King County, a position he has held since 2000. He brings a background in political organizing and campaigning at the local, state and national levels, as well as experience in public policy advocacy. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Seattle University and has studied at the University of Washington Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs.

Matias Valenzuela, PhD, is the Public Education Coordinator at Public Health-Seattle & King County. He has worked as a print and broadcast journalist in the United States and abroad. His areas of public health expertise include health communications, development communications and social marketing. He received a PhD from the University of Washington's School of Communications.

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