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  • Title: U Albany SPH Center for Public Health Preparedness
    Descriptive info: .. HOME.. ABOUT US.. BROADCASTS.. CONTACT US.. E-LEARNING CENTER.. LINKS.. NEWS ANNOUNCEMENTS.. ONSITE EVENTS.. RESOURCES/PINATA.. Preparedness Community Response to Pandemics.. , this six module online course, is available in the e-Learning Center.. PIN@A- The Preparedness Information Network at Albany.. , a resource center for public health professionals.. 9/27/2012.. Disaster Mental Health Assistance in Public Health Emergencies: Evidence-Informed Practices for Public Health Workers.. This satellite broadcast will be available via the Internet as a RealPlayer webstreaming file.. Watch this space for details.. Purchase a videotaped copy of our satellite broadcasts from.. Public Health Foundation bookstore.. Click here.. for schedule details about the UMCPHP Grand Round Series:.. To receive e-mail updates about future programs please fill out our.. registration form.. Welcome to the UAlbany Center for Public Health Preparedness  ...   Impacting Disaster Preparedness.. October 12, 2011.. New University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness Website under construction.. August 24, 2011.. Food Safety: Challenges and Opportunities.. May 25, 2011.. Social Media and Public Health: How Government Agencies Learn to Interact with the Public - Webstream Broadcast Wed.. , June 15, 2011.. Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Ensuring Immunity in Your Community - In-Person Training, Monday, July 18, 2011.. These projects are supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).. Grant number 5 U90 TP000404 03.. The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.. Home.. |.. About Us.. Broadcasts.. Contact Us.. e-Learning Center.. Links.. News Announcements.. Onsite Events.. Resources/PINATA.. 2003 2013 University at Albany/School of Public Health..

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  • Title: U Albany SPH Center for Public Health Preparedness
    Descriptive info: The mission of the University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness is to improve the capacity of the public health workforce in the states of New York and Vermont to respond to current and emerging public health threats with a focus on bioterrorism and infectious disease outbreaks.. The University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cooperative agreement 5 U90 TP224249-04.. The contents of these programs are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.. In September 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partnered with the Association of Schools of Public Health to develop a national network of public health preparedness centers.. Funded by CDC since 2002, the University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness provides highly relevant emergency preparedness training, resources, and assistance to public health professionals and their community response partners across New York State and the nation.. The Center has established itself as a national leader in the production of high-quality, award-winning educational programs, including in-person trainings, satellite and archived presentations, interactive, web-based training and academic courses.. The Center also provides technical assistance related to planning and implementing drills and exercises, as well as evaluation support for all the above activities.. The University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cooperative agreement 5 U90 TP224249.. Edward Waltz, Ph.. D.. Center Director.. Dr.. Waltz is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management Behavior and Associate Director of the University at Albany Prevention Research Center.. He holds a Ph.. from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY) and conducted postdoctoral work at Syracuse University.. He has worked in public health for more than fifteen years.. Prior to joining the School, he held a management position at the Onondaga County Health Department where he developed the Surveillance and Statistics Program.. 518-486-7921.. Dayna Maniccia, MS.. Assistant Director for Administration.. Ms.. Maniccia holds an MS degree in health policy and management from the University at Albany School of Public health and is currently pursuing a DrPH in behavioral science.. She joined the Center  ...   She has been part of the development team for numerous web-based courses funded by the New York-New Jersey Public Health Training Center including.. Orientation to Public Health.. and the.. Communicate to Make a Difference.. series.. She has been part of development teams for several web-based emergency preparedness courses including.. Working in a POD.. Personal Preparedness.. She holds a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University at Albany and a Masters in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Illinois.. 518-402-0335.. Kristin Murphy, MPH.. Web-Based Training Coordinator.. Kristin holds an MPH degree from the University at Albany School of Public Health and joined the Center in March 2008.. While pursuing her degree, she worked with several NYS DOH agencies writing educational materials, including the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Bureau of Dental Health.. She also completed a GIS mapping project for the Environmental Protection Bureau within the NYS Office of the Attorney General, which revealed the potential impact of hazardous waste pollutants from junkyards on the New York City Watershed.. 518-402-4792.. Brett Harris.. Research Associate, Evaluation.. Brett is responsible for evaluating all of the Center s educational programs and assists with evaluation projects related to the University at Albany Prevention Research Center.. While an MPH student, Brett conducted numerous evaluations for the NYS DOH including the Obesity Prevention Program s NYS Strategic Plan for Overweight and Obesity Prevention, the Division of Nutrition s WIC Vegetable and Fruit Demonstration Project, and an internal evaluation of the units and bureaus within the AIDS Institute.. She received her MPH from the University at Albany and her BS from Cornell University.. 518-486-3963.. Colleen Signer.. Administrative Officer.. Colleen holds more than 15 years of administrative service background, including prior positions supporting the Director of the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Communicable Disease Control and the Dean's Office of the Albany Medical College.. Christine McCrary.. Research Administrator, The Research Foundation (SUNY).. 518-437-4563.. Professional Development Program (PDP).. of the Nelson A.. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany.. Our website and online courses are developed in partnership with PDP 's Instructional Technologies Unit.. For more information about PDP services and staff, please visit their website at.. http://www.. pdp.. albany.. edu.. TOP..

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  • Title: U Albany SPH Center for Public Health Preparedness
    Descriptive info: Recent events are available via webstreaming files.. To view the files you'll need RealPlayer software.. Download it for free.. Satellite Broadcasts.. Aired and open to the public at the University at Albany School of Public Health East Campus Auditorium, and open to any external site for downlinking.. Live webcasting also available.. Registration information will be posted at least two weeks prior to each program.. When.. Second Thursday of each month 10:00 11:00 am (unless otherwise noted).. Who Should Attend.. National audience of professionals and their partners.. There is no charge to attend.. For more information or to reserve your seat contact the Center by.. email.. or phone 518-486-7921.. Purchase a videotape or DVD copy of our satellite broadcasts from.. For other relevant satellite broadcast offerings, please visit the.. California Distance Learning Health Network.. September 27, 2012.. Evaluation Post-test.. September 20, 2012.. Public Health Preparedness: Climate Change and Public Health.. May 30, 2012.. Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth.. Handouts.. Webstream.. May 23, 2012.. New Strategies for Reducing Responder Risk: From Pre-Deployment Screening to Post-Deployment Support.. May 16, 2012.. Posttraumatic Growth: Psychological Reconstruction in the Aftermath of Disaster.. May 09, 2012.. Building Leadership Capacity in Emergency Management.. May 02, 2012.. Mitigating Occupational Hazards of Disaster Response.. March 22, 2012.. Latinos During Emergencies: Cultural Considerations Impacting Disaster Preparedness.. September 29, 2011.. June 15, 2011.. Social Media and Public Health: How Government Agencies Learn to Interact with the Public.. July 30, 2010.. Mass Fatality Events: Learning from the Flight 3407 Tragedy - Satellite and Webstream Broadcast July 30, 2010.. April 15, 2010.. Transportation and Public Health Preparedness: A Focus on Rail Transportation.. November 12, 2009.. Population Monitoring During Radiological Emergencies.. Transcription.. August 6, 2009.. Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response.. June 24, 2009.. Communicate Better to Protect Your Community in a Crisis!.. March 26, 2009.. Walk-in or Drive-thru: POD Model Comparisons from the Erie County Hepatitis A Experience.. June 12, 2008.. Adapting Standards of Care Under Extreme Conditions.. May 08, 2008.. Addressing  ...   Crisis Situations.. July 13, 2006.. Risky Business: Communication During Crisis.. June 08, 2006.. Epidemiology and Surveillance of Emerging Infections.. May 11, 2006.. Ethical Hazards in Pandemic Flu Planning and Response.. April 13, 2006.. Systems or Symptoms? Finding the Right Balance in Preparing for Emergencies.. March 09, 2006.. Making Sense of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).. February 09, 2006.. Water Contamination Events: Lessons Learned from Katrina.. January 12, 2006.. Planning for the Needs of Special Populations.. December 08, 2005.. Surge Capacity for Disasters: The Potential Roles of the Community and Public Health Nurse.. November 10, 2005.. Isolation and Quarantine: Practice & Law.. September 08, 2005.. Avian Influenza: State, National and Worldwide Response.. August 31, 2005.. Ethics in the Age of Bioterrorism (with special focus on Hurricane Katrina).. May 05, 2005.. Building the 21st Century Local Public Health Department: Sustaining the Core Functions in the Age of Emergency Response.. April 07, 2005.. Terrorism in Preparedness Planning for Diverse Public Health Communities.. March 03, 2005.. Mass Casualty Incident Management (MCI).. February 03, 2005.. Redefining Readiness: Terrorism Planning Through the Eyes of the Public.. January 06, 2005.. Assessing Chemical Exposure: A Different Approach.. December 02, 2004.. Got BT? The New York State Public Health Laboratory & National Security.. October 07, 2004.. Learning from and Preparing for SARS.. May 06, 2004.. Chemical Risks in Your Neighborhood.. April 15, 2004.. Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication.. March 04, 2004.. Psychological Aspects of Bioterrorism.. February 05, 2004.. Addressing the Threat of Water Contamination: Intentional or Accidental.. January 22, 2004.. Bioterrorism and Zoonoses.. December 04, 2003.. Public Health Law Related to Terrorism.. November 06, 2003.. Coordinating Community Response: Public Health, Hospitals, Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Services.. October 02, 2003.. Addressing the Threat of Food and Agricultural Terrorism.. March 24, 2003.. Terrorism Preparedness: Effecting Local Response from a National Plan.. January 30, 2003.. The Public Health Response to Smallpox.. December 03, 2002.. Communication During Crisis: The Role of Media During Public Health Emergencies..

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  • Title: U Albany SPH Center for Public Health Preparedness
    Descriptive info: Via e-mail:.. cphp@uamail.. Center for Public Health Preparedness.. University at Albany School of Public Health.. One University Place.. Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456.. phone: 518 486-7921.. fax: 518 402-4656.. Map and Directions.. (opens new browser window).. Hotels in Area.. Comfort Inn Suites.. 99 Miller Road.. Castleton, NY 12033.. 518-479-3217.. $129, also government rate with ID if space available, AAA discount.. EconoLodge..  ...   Road, East Greenbush.. 518-477-7984.. $119 + tax , also $84 government rate with ID, if space available, 5% AAA discount.. Holiday Inn Express.. Empire Drive, East Greenbush.. 518-286-1011.. $99-$169, also $84-$89 government rate with ID, if space available, AAA discount.. Hampton Inn.. 25 Chapel Street.. Albany, NY 12210.. 518-432-7000.. $100-$200, also government rate with ID if space available, AAA discount..

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  • Title: CPHP Learning Center: Home
    Descriptive info: If you have already registered for a course, log in below.. If not, choose a course, select Register for This Course and follow the directions.. All of our online courses are free and open to the public.. Login:.. Username:.. Password:.. Forgot your password?.. Choose a course:.. Personal Safety and Health for Emergency Responders.. Register for This Course.. Get More Details.. Emergency Management and Preparedness Planning for Community Health Center Leaders.. Preparedness & Community Response to H1N1.. Special Medical Needs Shelters.. Emergency Animal Sheltering.. Long-term Care Facilities: Emergency Preparedness Plans.. Ethics and Public Health in an Age of Terrorism.. Basic Emergency Preparedness for Staff of Community Health Facilities.. Risk Communication for Community Health Centers.. Detecting Bioterror (Forensic Epidemiology).. Zoonosis, Preparedness, and Public Health.. Your Family Disaster Plan.. County Animal Response Team.. Mass Dispensing: A Primer for Community Leaders.. Nuclear Terrorism: Pathways Prevention.. Updated!.. Emergency Preparedness Training for Hospital Clinicians.. HazMat  ...   you are registered and where you are in each course.. As you read and complete activities, you will be immersed in the topics presented.. You can even take a break and when you return, the course will let you know where you left off.. Begin as soon as you register and log in, spending as much or as little time as you need for each lesson.. You will also have access to the course for review and reference purposes for as long as it is available.. Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cooperative agreement 5 U90 TP224249-04, in collaboration with the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), award 2 T01HP01411.. The contents of these materials are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC, HRSA, or ASPH..

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  • Title: U Albany SPH Center for Public Health Preparedness
    Descriptive info: Associations:.. American Public Health Association.. www.. apha.. org/.. Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH).. asph.. org.. Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS).. chcanys.. New York State Association of County Health Officials.. nysacho.. Northeast Regional Public Health Leadership Institute (NEPHLI).. edu/sph/nephli.. RAND Public Health Preparedness Database.. rand.. org/health/projects/php/index.. html.. Government:.. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).. cdc.. gov.. Center for Disease Control and Prevention Bioterrorism Website.. bt.. gov/bioterrorism/.. Department of Homeland Security's Be Ready Recommendations.. ready.. DOJ Emergency Preparedness Manual Find information on emergency planning and about DOJ's response to the terrorist attacks, including AG Statements, Legal Documents, and Victim Compensation.. usdoj.. gov/jmd/ps/dojepm.. htm.. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).. fema.. New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO).. semo.. state.. ny.. us.. The National System of Centers for Public Health Preparedness established by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.. gov/training/cphp/.. United States Department of Homeland Security.. whitehouse.. gov/homeland/.. New York State:.. Adirondack Area Network.. aanet.. Health Association of New York State.. hanys.. Iroquois Healthcare Alliance.. iroquois.. New York State Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO).. New York State Department of Health.. health..  ...   University Mailman School of Public Health.. cpmcnet.. edu/dept/sph/CPHP/index.. Emory University: Rollins School of Public Health.. sph.. emory.. edu/CPHPR/.. Harvard University School of Public Health.. hsph.. harvard.. Johns Hopkins University: Bloomberg School of Public Health.. jhsph.. Saint Louis University: School of Public Health.. slu.. edu/colleges/sph/slusph.. South Central Public Health Partnership with support from Tulane University and University of Alabama at Birmingham.. scphp.. tulane.. edu/sccphp/.. University at Albany School of Public Health.. edu/sph.. University at Albany School of Public Health Continuing Education.. edu/sph/coned/index.. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).. ph.. ucla.. edu/cphd/.. University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.. publichealthlearning.. com/Public.. University of Iowa.. public-health.. uiowa.. edu/icphp/.. University of Michigan School of Public Health.. umich.. edu/bioterrorism/acphp/index.. University of Minnesota School of Public Health.. cidrap.. umn.. edu/cidrap/.. University of North Carolina School of Public Health.. unc.. edu/nccphp/.. University of Oklahoma College of Public Health.. swcphp.. ouhsc.. edu/.. University of South Carolina: The Norman J.. Arnold School of Public Health.. sc.. University of South Florida College of Public Health.. hsc.. usf.. edu/PUBHEALTH/clphp/fcphp/.. University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine.. sphcm.. washington.. edu/research/centers.. asp..

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  • Title: U Albany SPH Center for Public Health Preparedness
    Descriptive info: ARCHIVE.. -.. The NY.. NJ PERLC is pleased to announce an upcoming broadcasts entitled ".. " on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 11am to 12 noon Eastern Time.. Almost one in six residents in the United States is Hispanic.. This program highlights the importance of engaging the Latino community in preparedness activities to help facilitate community resiliency.. Improved responsiveness to cultural considerations can decrease the barriers that put Latinos at increased risk during emergencies.. Guest speakers will discuss cultural constructs and coping mechanisms among Latinos that may influence behavior in preparing for and recovering from a public health disaster.. Effective strategies for engaging, communicating and assessing the needs of Latinos within a community will be presented.. Please join us for this important broadcast!.. Several recent events involving contaminated food products have made headlines, and raised concerns about the safety of our food supply in the new, global marketplace.. In recognition of both.. National Preparedness Month, and National.. Food Safety Education Month,.. the New York.. New Jersey Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (NY-NJ PERLC) is pleased to announce a food safety broadcast on.. Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 11am EST.. Join us as Dr.. Robert B.. Gravani, Professor of Food Science at Cornell University and Stephen D.. Stich, Director of Food and Safety Inspections at New York State Agriculture and Markets, discuss recent initiatives to ensure food safety at the local, state and national levels.. The speakers will focus on 2 aspects of the new Food Modernization Safety Act: Improving the Safety of Imported Food and Improving the Capacity to Prevent Food Safety problems with a focus on produce and mitigation strategies.. The broadcast is FREE.. The archived broadcast is available on.. blip TV.. During a disaster, providing information on what is happening and communicating messages to the public is one of the most important aspects of emergency operations.. There have always been many methods to accomplish these activities, such as through the traditional media venues of television, radio and newspaper.. With the growth of social media, new methods to communicate with different segments of the public are now available.. Guest speaker Kerry Shearer will describe how he utilized social media while working for Sacramento County Division of Public Health, including during the H1N1 pandemic, wild fires, and MRSA outbreak.. Mr.. Shearer will also demonstrate the use of social medial tools.. Please join us for this free broadcast to learn more about how government agencies and public health organizations can utilize social media during public health events and for educational outreach to constituents.. After watching this broadcast, the viewer will be able to:.. L.. earn why social media use is becoming more prevalent in the use of conveying important public health messages.. Describe how social media can be utilized during emergencies.. Identify various social media tools including websites, software, and electronic tools.. Explain why new media techniques should be part of a communications toolkit.. Learn how to develop and use social media for distributing emergency messages and information.. Learn how to build a compact in-house web studio.. Date and Time:.. Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.. Registration is required.. We will provide a link to registration shortly, so please check back again soon.. Please join us for this important in-person event that will focus on issues related to immunizations in New Jersey and New York.. A variety of speakers will address such issues as:.. Promoting optimal vaccine coverage in all communities.. Clarifying challenges and solutions to vaccine exemptions in communities.. Defining legal aspects of vaccine requirements and recommendations.. Incorporating practioner public health preparedness core competencies to impact coverage of vaccine preventable disease in communities.. Highlighting use of the New Jersey Immunization Information System and its rule rollout.. This conference will be held simultaneously in three locations, including:.. Montclair County College, New Jersey.. Burlington County College, New Jersey.. Registration information and agenda will be available shortly, so please check back again soon! Continuing education credits will be available.. UAlbany location information:.. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:00AM.. The day is expected to conclude at 3:30 PM.. Lunch will be provided.. UAlbany PERLC Participates In NYS Medical Countermeasure "End Game" Exercise.. May 23, 2011.. UAlbany PERLC has been asked to participate in the New York state-wide exercise, called End Game.. End Game is a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional activity involving the actual deployment of resources in a coordinated response as if a real incident had occured.. This exercise will be used to test the deployment of human resources from state and local health departments, and from local volunteer agencies, as well as the deployment of assets from the Strategic National Stockpile.. UAlbany will provide evaluation assistance to Rensselaer County Department of Health for their Point-of-Dispensing (POD)operations during the exercise.. Evaluation will help assess the efficiency of the POD, as well as identify any strenghs and weaknesses of POD operations in order to identify areas of improvement.. End Game exercises will be taking place throughout the state and Capital Region during the week of May 23.. Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies for the Mid-Level Public Health Worker.. November 18, 2010.. The Univeristy at Albany, as one of 14 CDC-funded Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers, is charged with developing, delivering, and evaluating core competency-based training and education that targets the public health workforce and addresses the public health preparedness and response needs of the state, local, and tribal public health authorities.. The CDC, in partnership with the Association of Schools of Public Health, selected the target for core competency training to be the mid-level public health worker.. The CDC defines mid-level workers as either (1) individuals with 10 years experience and a high school diploma, bachelor s, or higher degree or (2) individuals with 5 years experience with a Master s in Public Health equivalent or higher degree.. Examples of the mid-level public health worker span a wide variety of roles, which may include public health nurses, emergency responders, clinicians, administrative supervisors, chief clerks, environmental health workers, sanitarians and senior laboratory technicians.. There are 18 Core Competencies that are broken into four domains.. Click on the following link more information on the core competencies:.. org/document.. cfm?page=1081.. UAlbany CPHP and NJ CPHP partner to create the new NY-NJ Preparedness and Response Learning Center (PERLC).. November 02, 2010.. The NY-NJ PERLC is one of 14 newly funded training centers throughout the nation which seek to improve the knowledge and skills of public health workers for disasters and emergency situations.. The NY-NJ PERLC is a partnership of the prior University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) and New Jersey CPHP, combining years of experience in the endeavor to improve public health preparedness through training, exercises and other support to local and state health departments and their community partners.. Learn more about UAlbany CPHP partner, the NJ CPHP at:.. njcphp.. For more information on the PERLC program, visit p.. reparedness.. org/cphp/home.. Utilizing Social Media During Extreme Events July 22, 2010 at the UAlbany School of Public Health.. July 02, 2010.. There have always been many methods to accomplish these activities, tools such as the traditional media venues of television, radio and newspaper.. Social media brings not only new ways to communicate, but new challenges to overcome.. Please join us for this free training to learn more about social media uses during extreme events.. Objectives of the training include:.. 1 - Describing how social media can be utilized during emergencies.. 2 - Identifying barriers and challenges with using social media in disasters.. 3 - Learning how to develop and use social media for distributing emergency messages and information.. To register please click on the link provided below:.. informz.. net/ualbany-sph/event.. asp?eid=3701.. Training will be held at the University at Albany School of Public Health on July 22, 2010.. Registration begins at 8:30 am and presentations will start at 9:00 am.. The event will finish at 12:30 pm.. Refreshments will be provided during the training.. At the end of the event, lunch will be offered with an opportunity to sit and talk with the presenters.. For directions to the University at Albany School of Public Health, please click on the link provided:.. edu/sph/information/map_directions.. An announcement is available, please click on the link below:.. Social Media in Extreme Events Announcement.. Mass Fatality Events: Learning from the Flight 3407 Tragedy Satellite and Webstream Broadcast July 30, 2010.. Emergencies and disasters happen.. Emergency response and recovery agencies are well-trained and well-prepared to carry out operations in these events.. When a mass fatality incident occurs, and numerous lives are impacted, these agencies are tested as they deal with an event which strains their resources beyond that of other accidents and emergencies.. The crash of Flight 3407 in a residential area of Buffalo, New York, was a tragedy which created such a strain.. Numerous agencies worked to respond, and just as importantly to recover, from this incident.. Their efforts ensured the safety of responders and the public as well as closure for the family and community.. A plane crash, or other type of mass fatality event, could happen anywhere.. Learn from the experience of the Erie County Department of Health, including the Medical Examiner s office, as they fulfilled their role in response to the crash of Flight 3407.. Register by clicking the link below:.. asp?eid=3702.. The following information is provided to ensure that your viewing of this event will occur as easily as possible.. The live broadcast will be offered at 10:00 am to 11:15 Eastern Time (ET).. A re-broadcast of this event will be offered 10:00 am to 11:15 am Pacific Time (1:00 pm ET).. Connection information, provided below, is the same for both broadcasts.. SATELLITE LINK.. For the live broadcast, test time will begin at 9:30 am ET.. For the re-broadcast, test time will begin at 9:45 PT.. If there are any difficulties with the satellite link, please call technical support at 518-453-952.. For more details, please look at the fact sheet attached below.. ualbanycphp.. org/eval/flyers/flyer_07_30_10.. WEBSTREAM.. Links for the webstream will be active approximately 30 minutes prior to the broadcast for testing.. The link for the webstream viewing of the broadcast is:.. http://pointers.. audiovideoweb.. com/asxfiles-live/1c2winlive6824.. asx.. If there are any difficulties with the webstream connection, please call for technical support at 518-443-5333.. QUESTIONS FOR THE SPEAKERS.. During the live version of the broadcast (10:00 am ET), registrants will be able to call, fax or email questions to be answered by the panelists at the end of the interview.. To ask a question during the live broadcast:.. Call toll free: 1-800-452-0662.. Email:.. Fax: 518-426-0696.. Thank you!.. For more information or help with registering, please call (518) 486-7921.. Printable Announcement.. Emergency Animal Sheltering for County Animal Response Teams - Locations: Rensselaer or Lake Placid.. May 10, 2010.. Program Description.. :.. Planning for animal safety IS planning for human safety.. This.. free.. day long training will.. train current CART members and interested volunteers on the basics of how to plan and.. operate an emergency animal shelter as well as other important skills for.. members of animal response teams to know in an emergency event.. The Empire State Animal Response Team Emergency Animal Sheltering trailer will also be.. available for hands-on activities.. T.. rainings will be held from.. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided.. Training will include.. Emergency Animal Sheltering Planning and Operation,.. Small Animal Handling and  ...   Health Preparedness.. e-Learning site.. for more details or to register.. CPHP Launches New Online Emergency Animal Sheltering Course.. June 01, 2009.. June 1, 2009:.. The University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness is proud to announce the launching of a brand new online course entitled Emergency Animal Sheltering.. The main objective of this course is to educate participants on the purpose and types of emergency animal shelters, as well as the management and administration of such shelters.. This course is the second in a series of introductory courses designed for those who may provide services (clinical, managerial, administrative) or other assistance to an animal sheltering operation during an emergency.. Updated Web-based Course: HazMat Transportation Incidents: Using the Emergency Response Guidebook 2008.. February 12, 2009.. The web-based course entitled.. HazMat Transportation Incidents: Using the Emergency Response Guidebook.. has been updated to reflect changes in the recently released 2008 version of the guidebook.. Revisions include minor content changes and updated graphics.. Please see further details regarding new version and other new courses on our.. E-learning Center.. ACADEMIC COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT (Spring 2009): SPH 539 - Topics in Public Health Preparedness.. November 25, 2008.. A three credit graduate level course.. Topics in Public Health Preparedness.. will be offered Spring Semester 2009.. The course will meet at the University at Albany School of Public Health every other Thursday starting January 22, 2009 and will incorporate web-based coursework and other assignments.. Robert Westphal (former Director of the University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness and Coordinator for BT Preparedness Response Planning at the New York State Department of Health) will lead the discussion-based course providing a rich overview on a variety of public health emergency preparedness topics, including:.. Animals Veterinary Preparedness.. Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, Radiological Response.. Emergency Epidemiology/Surge Planning.. Incident Command System (ICS).. Pandemic Flu Planning for Colleges Universities.. Point of Dispensing (POD).. Risk Communication.. Special Needs Shelters (SpNS).. Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).. For more information about the course, please contact the Center for Public Health Preparedness at.. Credits can be applied to the Certificate in Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness or MPH program requirement.. For more information visit.. edu/sph/certificate/index.. Course Flyer.. Certificate Program in PH Surveillance & Preparedness open for enrollment at the UAlbany SPH.. November 18, 2008.. The Certificate Program in PH Surveillance and Preparedness requires the completion of 15 graduate course credits.. Courses are offered online and in-class, and include:.. EPI 501 Principles and Methods of Epidemiology I* (online and in-class).. EPI 605 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (in-class).. SPH 559 Emergency Preparedness: The Public Health Perspective (online).. SPH 559 Topics in Public Health Preparedness (in-class).. EHT 590 Introduction to Environmental Health* (online and in-class).. *Master of Public Health (MPH) core courses (6 credits) that may be applied towards an MPH.. To obtain the certificate, each student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.. 0 or higher and file an application for Certificate completion within four years of admission.. Note: Students can take a maximum of two courses before applying and being admitted into the program.. Course waivers can be obtained only through prior approval.. There is a transfer credit limit of one course (3 credits).. Students who are enrolled in a School degree program and would like to pursue the certificate degree can do so if they fulfill the above-mentioned requirements.. For more information, please contact Irina Khmelnitsky, MA - SPH Academic Programs Coordinator at.. ikhmelnitsky@uamail.. Working in a POD e-learning Course.. November 01, 2008.. The Center s.. e-learning course has been used as preparatory training for PODs held across at least five New York State county health departments, including Erie, Niagara, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schoharie.. Results from a follow-up evaluation for the Erie Hepatitis-A POD held in February 2008 indicated that 96% of 92 staff members who completed the course prior to the event found the course helpful in fulfilling their role at the POD.. Various Medical Reserve Corp coordinators have also recommended this course as both a refresher and initial training tool for Rensselaer and Schoharie counties.. Evaluation results from 2,377 learners completing POD course have been strong overall: 91% strongly agreed or agreed that the course increased their level of knowledge, 92% strongly agreed or agreed that knowledge gained from the training will help them in their job, and 97% rated the overall training as good or excellent.. UAlbany CPHP Accomplishments as of March 2008.. March 01, 2008.. Accomplishments.. Though the Center s primary target audience includes.. New York.. State.. and local health department workers and their statewide responder partners, the majority of programs routinely reach both a national and international audience, including:.. Monthly Satellite Broadcast/Webcast Series.. o.. In 5.. th.. year of programming.. Reaches average of 6,000 viewers across 50 states.. and international sites each month (multiple.. Canadian sites view regularly and other sites occasionally, including U.. military bases/territories in Guam and the Virgin Islands, India, Fiji, Uganda, Sweden and Australia).. Numerous academic, state and federal distance learning systems further disseminate.. California.. Community Colleges Satellite Network (109 sites).. Florida.. Distance Learning Satellite Network (87 sites).. University.. of.. Alaska Television.. (57 sites).. North Carolina.. at Charlotte Broadcast Communications (UNCC-TV accessible by 350,000 households in the Charlotte-area, including 25,000 students at UNC Charlotte, and many thousands more from multiple other colleges and K-12 schools).. Department of Defense.. Medical Interagency Satellite Training Program.. Veterans Administration (covering three work shifts across four time zones).. Adirondack.. Area Network.. rchived videostream files have received more than 75,000 hits to date.. More than 8,000 copies of programs in videotapes and.. DVD.. format have been distributed at no cost (and sold by the Public Health Foundation) to date.. Awarded bronze Telly Award for the January 2006 satellite broadcast entitled.. Katrina: Planning for Special Needs Populations.. Future (and select archived) programs will also be available in video pod cast format as of June 2008.. Web-based Coursework.. Self-paced, available 24/7, highly interactive and developed in line with competencies for emergency preparedness and terrorism readiness.. More than 30,000 registered for nine web-based courses to date.. Family Disaster Plan.. Field Epidemiology.. Mass Dispensing: A Primer for Community Leaders.. Nuclear Terrorism: Pathways Prevention.. Terrorism, Preparedness Public Health: An Introduction.. Working in a Point of Dispensing (POD).. Zoonosis, Preparedness Public Health.. More than 13,000 completions to date (continuing education credits and certificates of completion issued).. Community Response to Pandemics.. course of particular interest world-wide, with 12,615 registered and 4,539 completions to date.. Interest in translation by USAID and PAHO.. Countless other academic institutions, health care and government agencies request use of material to support other training programs and courses.. NACCHO, OSHA and WHO.. NY SEMO and the Community Health Care Association of NYS.. Cleveland.. s Center for Emergency Preparedness.. USA.. Prepare,.. National.. Emergency.. Response Rescue.. Training.. Center.. , and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.. Health clinic in.. Tehran.. ,.. Iran.. Produced in partnership with technological experts from PDP at the University at Albany Rockefeller College of Public Affairs.. Of the nine additional courses currently proposed and/or under development, three are collaborative projects with NYCEPCE.. Academic Coursework.. Certificate Program in Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness (15 credits).. Certificate for Public Health Fundamentals and Practice.. Two to three online and classroom-based courses (3-credits) offered each year.. Emergency Preparedness: The Public Health Perspective online course.. Emergency Preparedness in Schools.. Broadcast Colloquium course (designed to reach working professionals meets once monthly around satellite broadcast series).. Sponsor multiple graduate student internship projects per year.. Veterinary preparedness.. Use of personal protective equipment by fire and.. EMS.. responders.. Hazardous spills assessments and surveillance.. Continuity of operations.. Technical Assistance.. and Resources.. Between.. September 1, 2006.. January 15, 2008.. the Center provided technical assistance for 16 drills and exercise-related activities across.. For nine local health departments, NYS DOH, the Center for Disability Services and the University at Albany School of Public Health.. Assistance involved exercise design, implementation and evaluation services.. In partnership with NYS, the Center assisted in the development of four onsite chemical radiological awareness trainings.. In partnership with the Northeast Public Health Leadership Institute, the Center assisted in the development of two onsite programs related to leadership and community preparedness in disasters.. Developed PINATA: web-based resource center which houses reports, presentations, articles and websites addressing various public health preparedness related topics.. Animals and Emergencies.. Drills and Exercises.. Incident Command System.. Pandemic Influenza.. School Preparedness and University Pandemic Planning.. 13,350+ public health professionals register for web-based Preparedness & Community Response to Pandemics course.. Since its official public release in September 2005, over 13,356 public health professionals and their response partners have registered for the online.. course.. The course has reached participants from all 50 states and international locations, including 750+ individuals from New York State.. More than 5,000 individuals have completed the course and have received continuing education credit for successful completion of the course.. You can register and find more about this course.. here.. Along with our archived webcast,.. Avian Flu: State, National Worldwide Response.. , originally aired on September 08, 2005, it is also currently being featured on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.. avian influenza webpage.. under News Highlights.. UAlbany SPH 3-credit graduate level online course, Spring 2009: Emergency Preparedness: The Public Health Perspective.. January 01, 2008.. The UAlbany School of Public Health hopes to offer the 3-credit graduate level online course titled.. Emergency Preparedness: The Public Health Perspective.. in Spring 2009.. Read PDF for more details.. Emergency Preparedness for Veterinarians - 8/06 Training DVD and Archived Webcast Available.. July 02, 2007.. The University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness, with support from the New York State Capital District Veterinary Medical Society, offered a program funded by the New York Consortium for Emergency Preparedness Continuing Education entitled Emergency Preparedness: Preventing Zoonotic Disease Transmission on August 2, 2006.. Presenters included Dr.. Bryan Cherry, Public Health Veterinarian for the NYS Department of Health, Dr.. David Chico, Emergency Preparedness Veterinarian for the NYS Department of Agriculture Markets and Dr.. Robert Westphal, Director of the UAlbany Center for Public Health Preparedness.. Program topics included the incident command system, the impact of zoonotic disease on human populations, factors that promote disease transmission, veterinarians roles in disease outbreaks and agents of bioterrorism.. Seventy-five veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, and Community Animal Response Team members attended from 11 counties in upstate New York.. Based on the program evaluation, all participants found the training to be valuable in increasing their knowledge of the topics presented.. A free copy of this program is available on DVD.. To order, please visit.. http://tinyurl.. com/td6qu.. This program is also available via webstreaming.. To view, please visit.. asp?eid=2095.. Center Broadcast on Special Populations receives Bronze Telly Award.. March 30, 2007.. The University at Albany Center for Public Health was awarded a bronze Telly Award for the January 2006 satellite broadcast/webcast, entitled.. !.. Telly Awards.. honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions.. Since 1978, The Telly Awards mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity.. The 27th Annual Telly Awards received over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.. Entries are judged on a 10-point scale, with programs receiving a score of 9.. 0 or higher winning the highest honor of Silver Telly, and those scoring between 7.. 0 and 8.. 9 awarded Bronze for outstanding achievement.. for more information about the original broadcast and link to archived videostream..

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  • Title: U Albany SPH Center for Public Health Preparedness
    Descriptive info: Onsite Events.. Where.. University at Albany School of Public Health Auditorium in Rensselaer, NY.. Map Directions.. State and local public health professionals and their partners as specified per individual program details.. For more information.. , or call: 518-486-7921.. Live lectures will be videotaped and available for distribution whenever possible.. July 23, 2012.. Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Policy, Practice, Preparedness.. April 24 - April 25, 2012.. 8th Annual GIS Day and Workshop 2012: Public Participatory GIS.. July 18, 2011.. Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Ensuring Immunity in Your Community.. May 5 - May 6, 2009.. 5th Annual GIS & Public Health Conference.. August 12, 2008.. The Role of Veterinarians in Emergency Preparedness: Foreign and Emerging Animal Diseases (FEADs).. August 6, 2008.. Extreme Events III: The Three Day Window.. April 29, 2008.. GIS & Public Health Day.. April 4,  ...   Us?.. June 20 - August 14, 2007.. 2007 Regional Epidemiology Training for NYS Local Health Departments.. Panel Discussion at UA SPH: School Preparedness: Managing Disasters & Communicable Disease.. April 9, 2007.. NYS County Animal Response Team Conference.. August 2, 2006.. Emergency Preparedness Training for Veterinarians.. August 1 - August 2, 2006.. Extreme Events: What Leaders Need to Know.. June 22, 2005.. A Regional Health Workshop – Avian Influenza: Preparation and Response.. May 16, 2005.. Chemical and Radiological Awareness Training for Public Health Professionals.. April 19, 2005.. GIS & Public Health Day 2005.. May 5, 2003.. Enteric Diseases: Real Threats to our Public s Health.. April 14, 2003.. Surveillance Systems for Biological and Other Events.. April 2, 2003.. Public Health and Safety: Ensuring Civil Rights in a Time of Crisis.. Get handouts for this event..

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  • Title: CPHP PINATA Resource Center: Pandemic Influenza
    Descriptive info: Welcome to PIN@A: The Preparedness Information Network at Albany.. This site is a collection of reports, presentations, articles, and websites addressing various topics in Public Health Preparedness.. These are the resources to which we turn when questions come up about agroterrorism, surveillance, avian flu, and other subjects.. We thought it might be useful for those who frequent our website to have access to these resources  ...   University Pandemic Planning.. Other resource centers:.. National CPHP Resource Center.. National CPHP Training Calendar.. North Carolina CPHP Training Resources.. These projects are supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH).. Grant number U36/CCU 30430-21/22.. The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or ASPH..

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  • Title: CPHP Learning Center: Courses
    Descriptive info: Back to Course Listings and Login.. Overview.. CE Credits.. Screens.. Register.. This introductory course on pandemic influenza will help the learner understand why this virus is capable of producing worldwide outbreaks.. Participants will explore the epidemiology, historical context, and response efforts related to both seasonal and worldwide influenza outbreaks.. At the end of this course, learners will be competent to describe the public health role in emergency response during an influenza outbreak or pandemic and to recognize unusual events that might indicate an emergency and describe appropriate action.. Additionally, learners will be able to describe their functional role(s) in emergency response and apply flexible thinking to unusual challenges within their functional role.. Several activities are designed to help the learner identify personal limits of knowledge, skill, and authority and direct the learner to useful resources when these limits have been exceeded.. Refer to the.. Core Public Health Worker Competencies for Emergency Preparedness and Response.. (link opens PDF document in new window).. Audience.. The course is intended for a broad range of public health professionals and  ...   control measures to be taken prior/during a pandemic of influenza.. Identify response efforts and partners to a pandemic (both locally and globally).. Describe the unique characteristics of a virus.. Explain how a pandemic unfolds (pandemic phases and periods).. Version.. Original course launched September 2005.. Updated April 2007.. Updated January, 2012.. Technical Requirements.. This course is built to XHTML 1.. 1 specifications.. A modern web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox is required to view the pages.. Time.. Estimated time for all modules is 6 hours.. Cost.. Free and open to the public.. Acknowledgements.. The course was created by Lindsay N.. Benson, M.. P.. H.. , Public Health Education Specialist at the University at Albany's Center for Public Health Preparedness, with assistance from Dr.. Robert Westphal, M.. , Director of the University at Albany's Center for Public Health Preparedness, in partnership with the Professional Development Program (PDP) of the Nelson A.. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany.. For more information about PDP, visit their website at.. (link opens new window)..

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  • Title: U Albany SPH Center for Public Health Preparedness
    Descriptive info: For continuing education credits, you must complete the.. Evaluation and Post-test.. For additional information please contact us via.. , or phone 518-486-7921.. There is no charge for this program.. Reservations are requested please use contact information above.. Program Description:.. Research on Disaster Mental Health has found that psychological casualties can far outweigh physical injuries in a disaster.. Public Health personnel need to understand the expected mental health impact of a disaster on victims, residents, staff and their families to effectively implement response and recovery activities.. The purpose of this training is to strengthen local health departments’ capacity to respond to the mental health needs of individuals and  ...   staff and area residents responding to and recovering from a disaster.. Objectives:.. At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:.. Define and summarize extreme versus typical mental health reactions in a disaster;.. Describe how reactions and needs may differ in vulnerable populations;.. Identify early intervention techniques and leadership strategies to foster resiliency;.. Identify components of self-care (risk factors, stressors, coping mechanisms, and stress reduction strategies).. Continuing Education Units:.. Nursing Contact Hours, CHES and CME credits are available upon completion of evaluation and post-test.. More info about credits.. Flyers:.. PDF Format.. Who Should Attend:.. State and local public health professionals.. Grant number 5 U90 TP224249-04..

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