Addressing the Needs of People with Disabilities in Public Health Emergencies

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 1:00pm (Eastern Time)

Overview

Public health emergencies can be dangerous and challenging, especially for people with disabilities. Communicators may have trouble reaching them. Caretakers may find it difficult to help them evacuate or get to a healthcare provider. Their health may be more severely affected by the emergency. Please join CDC’s Cindy Hinton and the CDC EPIC Team for a discussion on how community leaders, community members, emergency response workers, and caretakers can plan ahead to lessen the harm of emergencies on people with disabilities. The webinar will be held on November 28 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Closed-captioning will be available.

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 NowCdc-pdf

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

  • Webinar/Audio conference call on 11/28/2018: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET
  • Web-on-demand training will be available in January
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set (see Call Materials)

No additional resources are available at this time. Please check back later.

  • Public health professionals
  • Administrators
  • Emergency responders
  • Program managers
  • Certified health educators
  • 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.

“WC4028” for attendees who participate in the live call (must be completed by December 31, 2018)
“WD4028” for attendees who participate in the online presentation (must be completed by January 1, 2021)

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 75% 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.

Page last reviewed: November 16, 2018