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Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Data/assessment, Epidemiology, Leadership,
Unintentional Injury - Disaster response/preparedness,
Format: Online
CEU Credits: 0 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance - Disaster Epidemiology Special Interest Group (770) 690-9000

On August 24, 2014, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck in Napa County, California. Local and state public health officials responded, which included conducting a community public health assessment in the affected community. During this webinar, local and state public health officials from California will present information on that assessment, including a focus on injuries, chronic disease exacerbation, mental health, household property damage, and emergency preparedness.


Learning objectives of webinar:

1. To describe the objectives of the community public health assessment.

2. To describe how the assessment was planned and conducted.

3. To describe community needs and injuries following an earthquake.


Presenters: Jennifer Henn, PhD, Epidemiologist with Napa County Public Health Svetlana Smorodinsky , MPH, Research Scientist with California Department of Public Health Kathleen Attfield, ScD, CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with California Department of Public Health Christine Dobson, ScD CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow with California Department of Public Health The webinar was moderated by David Zane, Epidemiologist, Texas Department of State Health Services.


This webinar was sponsored by the Disaster Epidemiology Special Interest Group. This is the self-directed group with projects and activities decided by the members. This group provides a forum for Safe States members with an interest in disaster epidemiology to:

* Express ideas

* Learn best practices

* Contribute to expert discussions with peers and colleaguess

* Stay informed about current developments

* Build a network of professional contacts in the field.

Time/Length: 0.5 Hours
Additional Registration Required: No
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention:
2. Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence DATA
7. Ability to STIMULATE CHANGE related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy and education

Public Health Preparedness & Response

Public Health:
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area I: Assess Needs, Resources, and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion
Area III: Implement Health Education/Promotion
CPH Core Areas: Environmental Health Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Communication and Informatics
Programs Planning