Overview of the Public Health Implications of Hurricanes
Length: 30 minutes
This presentation, developed and recorded by Cindi Snider, MPH, provides an overview of the public health implications of hurricanes.
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
- To become familiar with the hazards created by hurricanes
- Understand how hazards can impact communities
- Discuss public health implications of hazards and impacts including causes and prevention measures
Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed
This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)
|Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals|
|2) Describes the characteristics of a population-based health problem (e.g. equity, social determinants, environment) (1: Analytic/Assessment Skills)|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|3.2. Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.|
Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Floods
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Hurricanes
CDC. Surveillance in hurricane evacuation centers--Louisiana, September-October 2005. MMWR. 2006 Jan 20;55(2):32-5.
National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Preparedness Week
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Photo Archive:
NC Center for Public Health Preparedness - Introduction to Mental Health Preparedness
US Department of Health and Human Services
US Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings.
Author and Narrator:
Jennifer Horney, MPH
The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose.
Continuing Education Credit:
The UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness offers the following continuing education credit/s on this training. Eligibility for all continuing education credit is determined on an annual basis.
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