Public Health Surveillance Activities in the Wake of Hurricanes
Length: 15 minutes
This presentation, developed and recorded by Cindi Snider, MPH, provides an overview of public health surveillance activities in the wake 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.
- Understand the different types of public health surveillance activities
- Describe how and why surveillance used in wake of hurricanes
- Explain how information used to guide public health action
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)|
|10) Makes community-specific inferences from quantitative and qualitative data (e.g. risks and benefits to the community, health and resource needs) (1: Analytic/Assessment Skills)|
|4) Applies the basic public health sciences (including, but not limited to biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, and social and behavioral health sciences) to public health policies and programs (6: Basic Public Health Sciences Skills)|
|Public Health Preparedness Capabilities|
|Capability 13, Function 1: Conduct public health surveillance and detection|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|1.1. Solve problems under emergency conditions.|
CDC. MMWR on public health response to Hurricane Katrina
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Floods
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Hurricanes
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CDC. Morbidity surveillance after Hurricane Katrina--Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, September 2005.MMWR. 2006 Jul 7;55(26):727-31.
CDC. Public health response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita--Louisiana, 2005. MMWR. 2006 Jan 20;55(2):29-30.
CDC. Surveillance in hurricane evacuation centers--Louisiana, September-October 2005. MMWR. 2006 Jan 20;55(2):32-5.
CDC. Surveillance for illness and injury after hurricane Katrina--New Orleans, Louisiana, September 8-25, 2005. MMWR 2005 Oct 14;54(40):1018-21.
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Thacker SB, Berkelman RL. Public health surveillance in the United States. Epidemiol Rev. 1988;10:164-90.
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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