January 14, 2020
In an emergency, how do you share potentially life-saving information with those people who are hardest to reach? The answer—sometimes the only answer—is by working with partners who can reach those hard-to-reach populations. Please join CDC’s Emergency Partners Information Connection on January 29 at 1 p.m. ET for a webinar on communication partnerships for public health emergencies. Topics will include how to plan and build partnerships, how to make partnerships mutually beneficial, and how to work with partners to share information with those people who need it most. Click here to learn more about this webinar.
Learning Opportunities and Resources
Resources for Flu Season – Vaccine Finder and MedFinder
Reproductive Health in Emergency Preparedness and Response
In an emergency, the needs of women of reproductive age (aged 15-44 years), particularly pregnant and postpartum women, introduce unique challenges for public health and clinical care. This course from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) helps address those needs and describes the challenges in surveillance of this population. It also contains practice exercises and resources related to the prevention and treatment of pregnant and postpartum women for selected infectious diseases.
ASPR TRACIE Exchange Issue 9: Preparing for and Responding to Chemical Incidents
The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources Assistance Center and Information Exchange (TRACIE) helps meet the information and technical assistance needs of people whose work relates to public health emergency preparedness and response. In their most recent newsletter ASPR TRACIE discusses planning, responses, and lessons learned specific to chemical incidents. They also interviewed several professionals to learn more about emerging threats, and past and current challenges in chemical incident response. Use this information to help you create a plan for chemical emergencies.
EPIC Exclusive: CARE
Gisele is a Community Based Surveillance Focal Point partnering with CARE to improve prevention and early detection of disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
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