Bioterrorism Preparedness Planning for Diverse Public Health Communities


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Course Description

This course is provided by University at Albany - School of Public Health Center for Public Health Preparedness and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

Bioterrorism Preparedness Planning for Diverse Public Health Communities; with special Guest Speaker Dr. Ivan Walks. Dr. Walks is best recognized for his leadership as the Chief Health Officer for the District of Columbia during the anthrax attacks. He has founded and leads a consulting firm that specializes in the policy and practice of Health, Education and Human Services with a focus on the specific opportunities and challenges of large metropolitan and minority communities. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Services Management and Leadership at the George Washington University of School of Public Health and Health Services.                                                                                 

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Target Audience

This course is designed for Emergency Responders / Receivers, General Public Health Staff, and Public Information / Media Specialists

Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Methods to ensure effective management during a crisis situation
  2. Techniques for effective risk communication with the public
  3. Essential components of addressing diverse populations in a crisis situation

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

  1. 3A.1 (Tier 1): Identifies the literacy of populations served (e.g., ability to obtain, interpret, and use health and other information; social media literacy)
  2. 3A.2 (Tier 1): Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images)
  3. 3A.3 (Tier 1): Solicits input from individuals and organizations (e.g., chambers of commerce, religious organizations, schools, social service organizations, hospitals, government, community-based organizations, various populations served) for improving the health of a community
  4. 3A.4 (Tier 1): Suggests approaches for disseminating public health data and information (e.g., social media, newspapers, newsletters, journals, town hall meetings, libraries, neighborhood gatherings)
  5. 3A.5 (Tier 1): Conveys data and information to professionals and the public using a variety of approaches (e.g., reports, presentations, email, letters)
  6. 3A.7 (Tier 1): Facilitates communication among individuals, groups, and organizations

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

  1. 462 Participate in bioterrorism-related public health preparedness and response activities.
  2. 463.02d CONDUCT workforce bioterrorism preparedness programs.


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