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Assessing Risk and Strengthening Community-wide Preparedness

Date:Thursday, November 14, 2013

Time:2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Presenter(s)

Dena Fife, MA
Instructional Designer
University of Iowa, College of Public Health
Upper Midwest Preparedness and Emergency
Response Learning Center

Brent Spear
Executive Officer
Iowa Department of Public Health

Overview

Risk assessments are a vital source of baseline information for preparedness planning. Community decisions made now affect the lives and investments of everyone in the community for decades. Therefore, it is important to collaborate with key stakeholders when using risk assessment tools to decide which hazards require attention and what actions must be planned for to protect the people, property, and environment. During this COCA Call/Webinar, learn how the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Upper Midwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center developed partnerships between health care and public health agencies to assess their community’s risk and improve their community-based planning.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Discuss the importance of a risk assessment tool.
  • Describe how the risk assessment tool can be used for community-wide planning.
  • State the benefits of including community partners in risk assessment tool development and ongoing preparedness planning.

Call Materials

Additional Resources

Call Format

  • Live audio conference call on 11/14/13: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Audio-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 11/14/13
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set

Additional Call Information

Continuing Education

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Health Educators
  • Other Clinicians

Hardware/Software

Additional Information

  • Contact Information:coca@cdc.gov
  • Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
  • Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees:COCA continuing education credits are free.

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