SARS: A Campus Crisis
Length: 20 minutes
This presentation by Ray Hackney, DrPH, CIH, Department of Environment, Health and Safety, University of North Carolina, gives you an overview of the SARS incident on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
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 impact of SARS on a college campus
- Discuss the CDC classifications for SARS
- Create a timeline of events for a potential SARS case on a college campus
- Discuss Public Health interests and activities to control the disease
- Understand methods for dealing with the reactions / concerns of employees and the general public
- Discuss lessons learned from the outbreak
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|
|3) Solicits input from individuals and organizations (3: Communication Skills)|
|4) Uses a variety of approaches to disseminate public health information (e.g. social networks, media, blogs) (3: Communication Skills)|
|6) Applies communication strategies (e.g. principled negotiation, conflict resolution, active listening, risk communication) in interactions with individuals and groups (3: Communication Skills)|
|4) Facilitates collaboration and partnerships to ensure participation of key stakeholders (5: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills)|
|3) Develops partnerships with agencies within the federal, state, and local levels of government that have authority over public health situations or with specific issues, such as emergency events (7: Financial Planning & Management Skills)|
|8) Modifies organizational practices in consideration of changes in the public health system, and the larger social, political, and economic environment (8: Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills)|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|2.2. Use principles of crisis and risk communication.|
|3.2. Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.|
|3.3. Participate in improving the organization's capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws, and workforce training).|
Moeser, James (Fall 2003). The leading edge; Enduring a campus crisis. The Presidency.
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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