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OnThursday, April 30, 2015 from 1:00-2:30pm ET, NACCHO will be hosting a webinar entitled: Disaster Epidemiology 101. With every natural or man-made disaster, public health officials, incident commanders, and policy makers need health data to make decisions, allocate resources, provide situational awareness of the health of the affected community, and to determine the adequacy of the response. Disaster epidemiology can provide this data by using core public health components such as rapid needs assessments (i.e. CASPER), health surveillance, epidemiologic research and tracking or registries. The purpose of this learning session is to provide an overview of the role of disaster epidemiology and to engage attendees in a meaningful discussion of surveillance during recent events, such as the recent CASPER in Texas.
After the webinar, participants will be able to:
Define disaster epidemiology and its role in pre-disaster, disaster, and recovery phases.
Demonstrate how disaster epidemiology methods have been applied in recent events.
Describe how disaster epidemiology tools were used in the CASPER in Texas.
The presenters include Ashley Conley, MS, CPH, Michael Heumann, MPH, MA, Jennifer Kiger, MPH, and Kelly Johnson, MS.