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ENHANCING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE    
 
  September 2012 UPDATE 
IN THIS ISSUE: Partnerships between healthcare and public health build surge capacity and means of caring for children and infants with special healthcare needs during a disaster.  

  

New practices

added this month  

 

   Screening at PODs (KS)    

Online system helps improve POD throughput, serve vulnerable populations.

Details here. 

 

Local Response (CA)

Toolkit adapts infectious disease response plan

   templates for LHDs.   

 

 

  

2012 APHA

Annual Conference 

  

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"Effective use of social media in public health: Promoting a practice exchange in pandemic and all-hazards preparedness and response"

 

Session 3338.0

Monday, October 29

3:10 pm   

 

  

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PublicHealthPractices.org
is a joint project between the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
(ASTHO) in Washington, DC, and the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota.

The Web site is a one-stop shop for concrete tools and strategies
to res
pond to the health consequences of disasters
and emergencies. Learn more about us here.

UPDATE
is prepared and published monthly by the project staff at CIDRAP, and past issues are available on the site.




PEDIATRIC SURGE EVALUATION

IN THIS PRACTICE
:
A Chicago-based public health/healthcare partnership developed a heat wave response exercise that enables planners to evaluate pediatric medical surge in addition to mass care for adults. 

 

Details here.   

 

    

Photo: Scott and White Healthcare
RENAL DISEASE HOME CARE

 
IN THIS PRACTICE:
Disaster preparedness materials from the Trans-Atlantic Renal Council provide specialized meal plans and grocery lists for adults and children with kidney disease.
 

 Details here.

 Photo: Amanda Siska  
INPATIENT CARE AND EVACUATION

 
IN THIS PRACTICE: Seattle-King County developed an extensive toolkit for hospitals managing and evacuating pediatric patients and neonates during a disaster.

 

Details here.       

Photo: Harshad Sharma   

CHILD AND TEEN MENTAL HEALTH

IN THIS PRACTICE: Training materials for responders focus on the behavioral health symptoms and needs unique to children following a disaster.

 

Details here.    

     

 

 

  Photo: Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction 

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