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Improving Disaster Planning in Nursing Homes and Home Health Agencies

Date:Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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

Presenter(s)

David H. Howard, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

Sarah C. Blake, PhD(c)
Senior Associate
Department of Health Policy and Management
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

Overview

CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response funds Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers (PERRCs) to examine the organization, function, capacity, and performance of components in the public health system in preparing for and responding to potential threats and hazards. The Emory University PERRC conducted a study examining disaster preparedness in nursing homes and home health agencies. Although nursing homes and home health agencies care for over 2 million patients, they typically have not been included in disaster planning efforts. Please join us for this COCA call where subject matter experts will share findings from their study and discuss strategies to incorporate nursing homes and home health agencies into community-wide disaster planning.

Objectives

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

  • Discuss preparedness levels among nursing homes and home health agencies.
  • Describe the unique obstacles facing nursing homes and home health agencies in responding to disasters.
  • Identify opportunities to improve disaster preparedness planning for nursing home and home health agencies.

Call Materials

Additional Resources

Call Format

  • Live webcast and audio conference call on 5/08/12: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 5/08/12
  • 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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