Introduction to Public Health Preparedness

Fee:None
Length:40 minutes
Description:This training module provides a basic overview of public health preparedness.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415). The UNC PERLC gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the West Virginia Center for Threat Preparedness and the North Carolina Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch in shaping the content and framework for this training.

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

Jennifer Hegle, MPH, CPH

Narrator:

Rachel Frantz

NCIPH Reviewer:

Kasey Decosimo, MPH

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:

Susan Sullivan, RN-BC, MS, Public Health Nurse Consultant, Training/Exercise Facilitator, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch Central Regional Office, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Additional Expertise Provided by:

Jerry Rhodes, Director, Center for Threat Preparedness, WV Bureau for Public Health

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)

  • This training is not currently listed as addressing any competencies.

Continuing Education Credit:

The UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness offers the following continuing education credit/s on this training. Eligibility for all continuing education credit is determined on an annual basis.

  • Continuing Nursing Education Credit

    Continuing education credit is provided through the Public Health Nursing and Professional Development (PHNPD) Unit in the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

    PHNPD is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    Reviewer:Hazel Moore, MSN
    Nursing Contact Hours:1 based on instructional time spent on training and evaluation activities.

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References

American Public Health Association. Healthiest nation in one generation. http://www.apha.org/advocacy/healthiestnation/. Accessed August 25, 2011.

Association of Schools of Public Health. What is Public Health? www.whatispublichealth.org Accessed March 10, 2011.

Association of Schools of Public Health. Public health preparedness and response core competency model, final version 1.0. December 2010. http://www.asph.org/document.cfm?page=1081. Accessed August 25, 2011.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public health preparedness capabilities: national standards for state and local planning. March 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/capabilities/. Accessed August 25, 2011.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ten great public health achievements - United States, 1900-1999. Morb Mortal Weekly Rep. 1999;48(12):241-243.

CDC National Public Health Performance Standards Program. 10 Essential Public Health Services. http://www.cdc.gov/nphpsp/essentialServices.html Updated December 9, 2010. Accessed March 10, 2011.

Nelson C, Lurie N, Wasserman J, Zakowski S. Conceptualizing and defining public health emergency preparedness. 2007; Am J Pub Health, 97(Suppl 1):S9-S11.

Moore S, Mawji A, Shiell A, Noseworthy T. Public health preparedness: a systems-level approach. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2007;61;282-286.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. National response framework. 2008. http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nrf/nrf-core.pdf. Accessed March 10, 2011.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Incident command system. http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims/IncidentCommandSystem.shtm. Accessed August 25, 2011.

University of Minnesota. What is public health? http://www.sph.umn.edu/ce/trainings/coursepage.asp?activityId=7810. Accessed August 25, 2011.

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