ASPPH, in cooperation with the CDC Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response and two CDC-funded Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLCs), recently presented two webinars for faculty of ASPPH-member schools and programs of public health and Federal, state, local, and tribal governmental public health practice partners. The first webinar, Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) and the Development of Collect SMART: Survey Management and Response Tools for Assessing the Health of Your Community, took place on Tuesday, July 28 and described the use of the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) method to collect primary data in both pre- and post-disaster settings using innovative mobile and web-based tools with examples from North Carolina and Texas. Mr. Matthew Smith of the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health PERLC, Mr. David Zane of the Texas Department of State Health Services, and Mr. Michael Zelek of the Chatham County (North Carolina) Public Health Department were the featured speakers. The webinar is archived here and is available for viewing at no-cost for ASPPH members and public health practitioners.
The second webinar, Using Exercises to Measure Preparedness, was held on Thursday, August 6 and focused on the use of emergency preparedness exercises to measure public health system preparedness and present the use of an online tool designed to develop performance checklists for use during exercises. Dr. Paul Biddinger, Vice Chairman for Emergency Preparedness, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Director, Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation and Practice Program, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and Dr. Elena Savoia, Scientist, Department of Biostatistics and Deputy Director, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health PERLC were the featured speakers. The webinar is archived here and is available for viewing at no-cost for ASPPH-members and public health practitioners.
Both webinars are approved for one-hour of Certified in Public Health (CPH) continuing education credits.
For information about upcoming ASPPH membership webinars, please visit the ASPPH Events webpage.