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Pediatric Preparedness for Healthcare Coalitions

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Dear colleagues,

 

Please join us for an upcoming webinar and national call on Pediatric Preparedness for Healthcare Coalitions

Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

 

Disaster preparedness requires that healthcare systems have the capabilities to care for infants and children. Building on the first NHPP Pediatric Preparedness Call held last year, presenters will describe resources, partnerships and strategies that HPP Directors and Healthcare Coalitions have implemented to strengthen pediatric components within their jurisdiction’s healthcare preparedness capabilities. An agenda with additional details will be provided prior to the event.

 

Topics include: 

  • Leveraging healthcare coalitions for pediatric surge
  • Including pediatrics in disaster plans and exercises
  • Rural and urban pediatric considerations
  • Recent initiatives in pediatric preparedness

 

Meeting Information:

  • Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
  • Topic: Pediatric Preparedness for Healthcare Coalitions

 

Registration:

  • Log in using the following URL: https://hppevents.webex.com/hppevents/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=744338437  
  • Click the “Register” link. *NOTE* – This can be done in advance of the call. Provide your name, email address, organization and state. You will receive a confirmation email message with detailed information about joining the event.
  • Event number: 744 338 437
  • Event password: NHPP

 

Join the Webinar:

  • Please log into the meeting 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting by using the URL https://hppevents.webex.com/hppevents/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=744338437
  • Event number: 744 338 437
  • Event password: NHPP
  • Click the “Join Now” button on the right side of the page
  • Please note that the webinar is optimized for Internet Explorer
  • To listen through your browser: In the webinar browser window, click on “Communicate” and select “Audio Broadcast” (if audio does not start immediately, click the play button)
  • To listen via teleconference (not required if listening through the webinar)
    • Toll Free Dial-In: (855) 646-4972
    • International Dial-In: (484) 756-4342
    • Conference ID #: 33388078

 

 

We look forward to your participation. For additional information, please contact Dr. Cynthia Hansen at cynthia.hansen@hhs.gov

Webinar: Improving Emergency Planning for Vulnerable Populations

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Improved Planning for Vulnerable
Populations through Use of Closed PODs
New Webinar from NACCHO
June 5, 2014 2:30-4:00 pm Eastern

May 22, 2014

This webinar will explore how local health departments from St Paul-Ramsey County, MN, and Oakland County, MI, utilize closed Points of Dispensing (PODs) to improve emergency planning for vulnerable populations including people with disabilities. These PODs allow for effective dispensation of medical countermeasures to populations who may not be able to easily access public PODs. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to hear about new resources and tools being developed by NACCHO’s Health and Disability team, including:

  • A Health and Disability Toolkit;
  • A guide to including people with disabilities in public health practice; and
  • A directory of community-based organizations that serve people with disabilities.

NACCHO will also briefly present on findings from our current assessment of local health department activities that are inclusive of people with disabilities. 

Register at the following link: http://naccho.adobeconnect.com/vppods/event/registration.html

This webinar is a part of NACCHO’s 2014 Summer Preparedness Webinar Series. Learn more about the series and see upcoming webinars on our website: http://nacchopreparedness.org/?p=2133

WISER for Android 3.1 now available

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Here’s a look at what’s new in this release:

 

WISER’s Help Identify Chemical capability is now available on the Android platform. Identify and validate an unknown chemical based on the following criteria:

o    physical properties of the substance gathered by observation or sensors

o    signs and symptoms of victims of exposure

o    the ability to categorize a substance, such as a substance used in a meth lab or a flammable substance

o    hazard values from NFPA 704 placards

o    transportation identification, including DOT placards, type of road trailer, and type of rail car

  • Use WISER’s protective distance mapping feature on your Android device. Visualize the areas likely to be affected during the first 30 minutes after a substance is spilled or released on a live map. The Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook serves as the source of WISER’s protective distance data.

 

WISER for Android can be downloaded and installed directly from the Google Play Store:

https://market.android.com/details?id=gov.nih.nlm.wiser

 

Coming Soon

Look for these exciting additions in the coming months:

  • WISER for iOS and WISER for Android 4.5, which adds chemical reactivity, triage procedures, and WISER’s full set of radiological tools to these mobile platforms

WISER 4.6, which will add many new substances to WISER and update much of WISER’s backend data, including its HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank) substance data

Funding Information Session-Disaster Health Info Outreach 2014

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

As previously announced on April 22, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is offering a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.  NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships in the U.S. that include at least one library and at least one organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as a health department, emergency management department, and responder organizations. Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

An open information session will be held on Thursday, May 8 at 1:30 pm ET during the monthly Disaster Information Specialist webinar. Log in via Adobe Connect and/or dial in (see login information below) to learn about this opportunity and ask questions about the solicitation and its requirements. A member of the NLM Contracts and Acquisition team will be on the call to address questions. All questions and responses will be posted following the meeting on FedBizOpps.

The deadline for proposals is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5 pm ET.

The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps.gov:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=8342e7f3a5ed717efa31cea5c8f4f879&tab=core&_cview=0

 

For more information about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014”, please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2014disasteroutreachrfq.html.

 

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