In this simulation, the learner will assume the perspective of various public health professionals responding to a natural disaster. They will make decisions on behalf of a county public health director, a public health nurse, an environmental health specialist, and other public health professionals. By approaching the emerging public health issues from these perspectives, the players gain a deeper understanding of the issues at hand, the decisions that colleagues in other disciplines face, and how those decisions impact his or her area of expertise.
In this simulation, the learner will:
The Disaster Leadership seminar was designed to enhance your ability to lead decisively & collaboratively, in this case using an influenza pandemic scenario to promote discussion of real world applications. The self-assessment tool should be used in conjunction with the leadership seminar to gauge participants' strengths and weaknesses in five leadership categories.
After completing this workshop, participants will:
• Discuss the Public Health Leadership Model
• Be aware that normal people have normal reactions to abnormal events.
• Identify psychological reactions to disasters.
• Describe mental health disaster services.
• Be aware of key disaster mental health resources.
It has been over a decade since the formal foundations of the field of disaster mental health were constructed, and over three years since the terrorist attacks of September 11th. At this point sufficient experience, as well as temporal and emotional distance, have been gained so as to reflect upon the "lessons learned" in disaster mental health. The purpose of this conference is to provide those in attendance with a unique "lessons learned" approach to the practice of disaster mental health from a collection of speakers uniquely qualified to reflect back and to look forward.
This course is designed to help students understand how to address emergency preparedness for the “hard-to-reach” and special needs residents in their community. Created for those needing to understand disaster response and health issues of diverse audiences, this course covers who the most vulnerable residents are; what makes them more challenging to serve; and how to best reach and serve their needs. Course includes suggested reading and class exercises.
Detailed and thought-out disaster planning must be considered for effective disaster preparedness, especially for those specific populations for whom disasters might aggravate pre-existing conditions. An especially important population to consider when planning for disaster preparedness is children with special health care needs (CSHN). CSHN may be more vulnerable in a disaster situation, and therefore require tailored disaster kits for their specific condition to maintain their health when access to medical resources may be limited.
The purpose of this afternoon’s lecture is to provide you with some fundamental guidance for the anticipation and control of environmental challenges associated with natural or man-made disasters. The information contained herein will not attempt to systematically characterize the health hazards resulting from catastrophes, but rather, provide specific advice about the public hea
In this presentation, Dr. Thomas Glass examines the role that the public has played in a crisis, concluding that the population doesn't react or panic in the way that is popularly expected. Furthermore, Dr. Glass offers ways to involve the public more after a disaster.
This Public Health Grand Rounds addresses the effects of natural disasters on rural health and highlights challenges public health professionals face when working with hard-to-reach populations to prepare for future emergencies. Presentations are followed by a moderated discussion with the live webcast and on-site audiences.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
* Identify the challenges disasters pose to rural communities and public health professionals.
This online module defines traditional and syndromic surveillance methods and explains how disease outbreaks are detected and investigated.
Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define surveillance
- List surveillance activities
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different surveillance methods
- Define outbreak
- Describe how disease outbreaks are detected
- Identify the steps of an outbreak investigation
The primary audience for this training includes:
This Guide provides supplemental learning activities for the Disease Surveillance module, to promote discussion and application of disease surveillance knowledge and skills in work settings.
The purpose of this Skill Development Guide is to build on the content of the Disease Surveillance module by providing opportunities to discuss and apply the module content in workplace settings. If you or members of your group have not completed the Special Populations module of the PHET series, please do that prior to working on the materials in the Disease Surveillance Guide.
The purpose of this course is to provide public health practitioners with the awareness and knowledge to incorporate diversity and cultural competency concepts, tools, and techniques into their daily work. It is expected that by the end of this course that each participant will be conversant in issues related to culture and health, health disparities, and community health models designed to close the gap in health disparities.
• To describe the demographic trends and epidemiological trends related to diverse populations in the United States and abroad
This course guides participants developing action plans to help handle issues that might come up from cultural diversity. In this course, the participants will ascertain diagnostic skills, make inferences from collected data, and learn to how to create feedback for individuals, groups and organizations.
• Develop an action plan at the level of the individual, group, and organization by strengthening diagnostic skills
• Use data collected in the diagnostic phase to develop an action plan at the individual, group, and organization level
This training product will introduce you to the basics of economics and the process of creating a cost-effectiveness survey. After learning introductory terms and ideas, you will be presented with two case studies before being given a final summary. By the time you've completed all four topics, you should be able to examine a cost-effectiveness survey and provide an informed opinion about whether to spend money on a program from a cost-effectiveness point of view.
If you are a member of the public health workforce, click on the link below to download a PDF version of our "Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Public Health." This checklist is intended for use by all public health personnel at the state and local levels. It is recommended that you review this document once every six months, and discuss any questions that may arise with your supervisor.
This online course provides an introduction to Emergency Preparedness for Dentists. This is information that you as a dental worker need to know in order to be an efficient member of your unit. The objectives for the course are:
• Discuss the principles of emergency management
• Identify the public health roles of dentists in disaster and public health emergency response
• Discuss the role of communication in emergencies and disasters
• Identify the patterns of illness and injury associated with disasters and public health emergencies
Emergency Preparedness for You and Your Pet is a compilation of electronic resources for pet owners to assist them in developing an emergency plan that includes their pets.
Material in this course is taken directly from the document “Emergency Preparedness Including Bioterrorism: An All Hazards Guide for Local Boards of Health” published by the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH). The mission of NALBOH is to strengthen local boards of health, enabling them to promote and protect the health of their communities, through education, technical assistance, and advocacy.
The goal of this symposium is to give the decision makers in colleges and universities tools to enhance and build on the schools' emergency preparedness plans. The symposium also aims to help build a network among the participants to rely on and collaborate with in the future.
Scott McVicker, MBA
Director, Support Services, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Director, Public Safety/University Police, Loyola University New Orleans
Jonathan Links, PhD
Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness
Emergency Response Planning covers the organization of emergency response efforts on the federal, state and local levels. It defines public health priorities for effective consequence management, and it explains the concepts around ICS (Incidence Command Structure). Finally, it details an example of how ICS was used in a live situation by a local health department. The concepts behind an Emergency Operations Plan—and future directions for such plans and the role of the CDC in providing leadership for emergency preparedness—will be discussed.
Empowering the Leader Within: Four Essential Virtues for Being "Ready, Willing and Able" in All-Hazards
Participants will be able to define the four essential leadership virtues, identify the four necessary leadership competencies, especially in a time of crisis, and practice behaviors to acquire virtues and competencies for leading others in all hazards.
Part 1: Where are We Now, and Why Are We Here? (Links)
Part 2: Empowering the Leader Within - The Premise (DeSimone)
Part 3: Empowering the Leader Within - The Principles (DeSimone)
Part 4: Managing Crisis (Goodwin)
Part 5: Empowering the Leader Within - Exercise (DeSimone)
Emergencies and disasters can occur anywhere in the world, affecting human health, people’s lives and the infrastructure built to support them. Environmental health problems arising from emergencies and disasters are connected to their effects on the physical, biological and social environment that pose a threat to human health, well-being and survival: shelter, water, sanitation, disease vectors, pollution, etc. This module will provide an overview of these issues and describe the public health responsibilities during and after emergencies and disasters.
• Types of environmental health disasters
• Who is involved
• Disaster impacts on worker, community
• Public health response options
This presentation provides an overview of environmental health and emergency response and explores the environmental health roles through the examination of recent emergencies.
This module will provide an overview of the three main categories of agents posing a threat to the public including Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR). It will present epidemiological indicators and present strategies that will help public health officials prepare a cohesive response to an incident involving any of these types of agents.
1.Describe the importance of surveillance systems in responding to a Chemical, Biological, and Radiological incident.
2.Describe the public health role in Chemical, Radiological, and Biological incident preparedness.
During a widespread epidemic or other public health emergency, epidemiologic information is crucial to a rational response. Epidemiology support personnel play an important role during a public health emergency by helping epidemiologists collect high quality information. This course is intended to introduce epidemiology support personnel to the concepts and skills they will need to perform their role during a disaster response.
This training package contains slide sets, activities, a glossary, and evaluation materials.
Special 90-minute program. An influenza pandemic will confront many people in our society, including health professionals, political leaders, and ordinary citizens, with terrible challenges that they are not accustomed to facing and will raise questions they are not used to addressing. Resources of all sorts may be in short supply. People may have to choose between caring for their usual responsibilities and taking care of themselves and their families. The right of non-interference by governmental officials may be suspended. How can we prepare for the moral choices we may have to make?
This webcast discuss ethical risks pertaining to Pandemic Influenza.
• Review a Public Health ethical framework that may help officials make decisions, in the midst of crises
• Recognize key Public Health ethical issues
• Review potential triggers that raise ethical concerns