Archives: Emergency Preparedness


Sheltering from the Storms: Collaborative Shelter Creation and Management in 2011

November 14, 2011  George T. DiFerdinando, Jr., MD, MPH and Kevin Sumner, MPH

The current and proposed standards of public health sheltering, both for natural (i.e., flood) and man-made (i.e., nuclear/radiation) events are reviewed. Within that context, the current local public health experience in NJ with sheltering, and comment on what can be expected in the future.

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Public Health Preparedness and Response: Cultural Competency in Emergencies

September 14, 2011   George T. DiFerdinando, Jr., MD, MPH, FACP

A key behavior for public health workers is to be able to cultural competency knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) during both preparedness and crisis response, for the many populations in New Jersey, the region, and throughout the US. This awareness and skills training will inform participants of the core concepts of cultural competency

Radioactivity, Fission and Radiation: Risks vs. Benefits to Humanity

May 17, 2011 Roger W. Howell, PhD

Public Health and Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds

Dr. Howell discusses the different types of radiation, how its measured and its potential impact on humans, including the effects on workers in Japan.

The Public Health Preparedness Today: Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competency Awareness Training

April 28, 2011  George T. DiFerdinando, Jr., MD, MPH, FACP

This awareness training will inform participants about the Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competency and the proficiency level within each that mid-level public health workers are expected to demonstrate to assure readiness.

Challenges in the Response to the 2009 Influenza Pandemic: What’s Next?

November 3, 2011  Kathleen F. Gensheimer, MD, MPH

Public Health and Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds

A look at the national picture of the surveillance and response effort to the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic

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Poison Center and Public Health Partnerships

February 7, 2012   Stephen M. Marcus, NJ Poison Information & Education System

Using real cases from the database of the New Jersey Poison Control Center we will explore the interaction between a regional poison center and the public health infrastructure in identifying emerging toxicological problems.  Through such interaction we hope to mitigate effect and prevent further damage to the health and welfare of the citizens of the state.

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