Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Overview

As of June 2019, The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a large country in Central Africa with more than 85 million people, continued to grow and threaten other countries. The outbreak occurred in a highly insecure environment, which complicates public health response activities and increases the risk of disease spread. This special webinar from CDC EPIC and CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases discussed the current situation and how organizations sending US-based workers to areas with Ebola could ensure the health and safety of their workers before, during, and after deployment.

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.

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Mary Choi, M.D., M.P.H.
Shah Roohi, R.N., M.P.H.
Trevor Shoemaker, M.P.H.

  • Webinar/Audio conference call on 6/19/2019: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Web-on-demand training will be available in July
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set (see Call Materials)

No additional resources at this time.

  • 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 July 22, 2019)
“WD4028” for attendees who participate in the online presentation (must be completed by July 23, 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 66% 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: June 5, 2019