Rapid Needs Assessments and GIS (FOCUS, Volume 5.3)

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This issue of FOCUS describes how to conduct a rapid needs assessment, and how to use geographic information systems to help gather and analyze information more quickly and efficiently.
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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).
PERLC

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Authors:

Morgan Johnson, MPH

Rachel A. Wilfert, MD, MPH

FOCUS Workgroup

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
1A4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
1B4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
1B8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 3
1C4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
1C8. Ensures collection of valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.4. Collect data according to protocol.

References

Surveillance and rapid needs assessment. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web site. http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hsb/disaster/surveillance.htm. Accessed April 24, 2008.

Lillibridge SR, Noji EK, Burkle FM. Disaster assessment: The emergency health evaluation of a population affected by a disaster. Ann Emerg Med. 1993;22:1715-1720.

World Health Organization. Rapid health assessment protocols for emergencies. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 1999:1.

Frerichs RR. Rapid surveys. Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles Web site. http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/rapidsurvey.html. Updated May 26, 2008. Accessed June 4, 2008.

Lemenshow S, Robinson D. Surveys to measure programme coverage and impact: A review of the methodology used by the Expanded Programme on Immunization. World Health Stat Q. 1985;38:65-75.

Hlady WG, Quenemoen LE, Armenia-Cope RR et al. Use of a modified cluster sampling method to perform rapid needs assessment after Hurricane Andrew. Ann Emerg Med. 1994;23(4):719-725.

Malilay J, Flanders WD, Brogan D. A modified cluster-sampling method for post-disaster rapid assessment of needs. Bull World Health Organ. 1996;74(4):399-405.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rapid community health and needs assessments after Hurricanes Isabel and Charley-North Carolina, 2003-2004. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2004;53:840-842.

Frerichs RR, Shaheen MA. Small-community-based surveys. Annu Rev Public Health. 2001;22:231-247.

Horney J, Snider C, Gammons L, Ramsey S. Factors associated with hurricane preparedness: Results of a pre-hurricane assessment. J Natural Dis. 2008;3(2):143-149.

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