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Emergency preparedness program 3.7.07

  1. 1. Public Health & Emergency Preparedness Jodi Watson, MPH Public Health Preparedness Regional Epidemiologist
  2. 2. What Does Public Health Preparedness Mean To You? What Are We Preparing For?
  3. 3. Public Health Preparedness Federal Level <ul><li>2001 Anthrax Letters, 2003 SARS Outbreak </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Response, conclusion – Public Health was not prepared </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Department of Health & Human Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Centers for Disease Control & Prevention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fund “Public Health Preparedness & Response for Bioterrorism” activities </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. North Central Region <ul><li>10 counties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, and Jefferson </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5 Organized Health Departments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson, Tri-County </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 Nursing Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elbert, Clear Creek, Gilpin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4 Planners and Epidemiologists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boulder, Denver, Jefferson, Tri-County </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Public Health Roles <ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>Intervention </li></ul>
  6. 7. Prevention <ul><li>Information/Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations throughout community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Press releases to the public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colorado Health Alert Network (COHAN) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vaccinations </li></ul>
  7. 8. Surveillance <ul><li>Reportable Diseases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>67 Infectious Diseases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tularemia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plague </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smallpox </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Botulism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anthrax </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Look at reporting trends and disease patterns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CEDRS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CD Nurses </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Intervention/Control <ul><li>Incidence Management Teams (NIMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Disease Investigations – Determine Sources and Date of Exposure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner with Environmental Health and CD Nurses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Epidemiology Investigation Teams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Points of Dispensing </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation/Quarantine </li></ul>
  9. 10. Immigrants are inspected in a quarantine station .
  10. 12. What can I do? <ul><li>Participate in Trainings/Exercises </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICS 100, 700 Required of all health dept staff, some will take additional classes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prepare Your Family </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop an Emergency Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication Plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Include Pets in Planning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare an Emergency Kit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Wear ID Badge </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for Information from Supervisor </li></ul>
  11. 13. Emergency Kit <ul><li>Store a two-week supply of water and food (use the All-Hazards Approach) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ready-to-eat canned meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, beans and soups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protein or fruit bars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dry cereal or granola </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peanut butter or nuts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crackers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canned juice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bottled water (1 gallon per person per day) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canned or jarred baby food and formula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pet food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other non-perishable items </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Emergency Kit <ul><li>Additional prescription drugs and supplies like glucose monitoring kits, blood pressure kits </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol-based hand disinfectant (60-95% alcohol) </li></ul><ul><li>Medicines for fever, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen </li></ul><ul><li>Thermometer </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-diarrhea medication </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins </li></ul><ul><li>Fluids with electrolytes </li></ul><ul><li>Flashlight with extra batteries </li></ul><ul><li>Portable radio </li></ul><ul><li>Manual can opener </li></ul><ul><li>Garbage bags </li></ul><ul><li>Tissues, toilet paper, disposable diapers, feminine hygiene products </li></ul><ul><li>Cash – some services may be disrupted due to high absenteeism </li></ul>
  13. 15. Questions <ul><li>Jody Erwin, REHS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone (303) 271-5731 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jodi Watson, MPH </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interim Coordinator/Regional Epidemiologist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone (303) 271-5742 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vacant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Planner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone (303) 271-5772 </li></ul></ul>

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