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National Preparedness Month: Children in Public Health Emergencies

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 1:00pm (Eastern Time)

Overview

Children have unique physical, developmental, and mental health needs in all types of emergencies and disasters that require specific attention in preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. For the 2018 National Preparedness Month, CDC’s Jessica Franks, Robyn Cree, and Cindy Hinton discuss preparedness and response for children affected by natural disasters (including hurricanes), infectious disease outbreaks, and other emergencies. This includes information about children with special healthcare needs. Please join CDC’s EPIC Team online to explore this topic, discuss examples, and learn where to find more information.

Webinar participants and viewers will accomplish the following:

  • Describe CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
  • Describe the topic’s implications for respective constituents.
  • Discuss concerns and issues related to preparedness for and response to urgent public health threats.
  • Identify reliable information resources for the topic.
  • Describe how to promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention.

Call Slides: View Now

Jessica Franks, MPH, CHES
Health Communications Fellow
Children’s Preparedness Unit, Child Development and Disabilities Branch
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Robyn Cree, PhD
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
Child Development and Disabilities Branch
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Cindy Hinton, PhD, MS, MPH
Health Scientist
Health and Disabilities Branch
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

  • Webinar/Audio conference call on 9/19/2018: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET
  • Web-on-demand training will be available in October
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set (see Call Materials)

Target Audience

  • Public health professionals
  • Administrators
  • Emergency responders
  • Program managers
  • Certified health educators
  • Parents and family members of children
  • Community leaders
  • Educators and other professionals who work with children

Hardware/Software

Additional Information

  • Contact Information: epic@cdc.gov
  • Support/Funding: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communication Branch
  • Method of Participation: You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees: None. EPIC webinars are free.

Continuing Education

“WC4028” for attendees who participate in the live call (must be completed by October 22, 2018)
“WD4028” for attendees who participate in the online presentation (must be completed by October 23, 2020)

Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)
In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WCWD4028- Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) Conference Calls, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps.
Complete the activity
Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/GetCE.

Pass the posttest at 80% at www.cdc.gov/GetCE.

Accreditation Statements:

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credits for this program.

DISCLOSURE:  In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

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