Disaster Epidemiology (Basics of Public Health Preparedness, Module 9)

Fee:None
Length: 50 minutes
Description:This module provides a basic overview of disaster epidemiology and key disaster epidemiology activities.
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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 and Narrator:

Matthew Simon, MA

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

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. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
6A3. Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
6B3. Applies public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 2, Function 1: Identify and monitor public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health system recovery needs
Capability 2, Function 2: Coordinate community public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health system recovery operations
Capability 13, Function 1: Conduct public health surveillance and detection
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.4. Collect data according to protocol.

References

UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Central America Region (CAR), Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG) Centro de Estudios en Salud (CES). The role of an epidemiologist during a disaster. Lecture for CDC Central America Field Epidemiology Training Program; August 2012.

Center for Infectious Diseases and Emergency Readiness. The Role of Epidemiology After Disasters. 2007. http://www.idready.org/epi/disasterepi/RoleEpi_Annotated.pdf. Accessed September 19, 2012.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Emergency Preparedness and Response. Public Health Assessment and Surveillance after a Disaster. http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/surveillance/. Accessed September 19, 2012.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Incident Command Structures. http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims/IncidentCommandSystem.shtm. Accessed September 19, 2012.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Ready: Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed. Available at: http://www.ready.gov/. Accessed September 19, 2012.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public Health Surveillance during a Disaster. http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hsb/disaster/surveillance.htm. Accessed September 20, 2012.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response . http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hsb/disaster/casper.htm. Accessed September 20, 2012.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rapid community health and needs assessments after hurricanes Isabel and Charley - North Carolina, 2003-2004. MMWR. September 17, 2004 ; 53(36);840-842.

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