Addressing At-Risk Populations in Emergency Preparedness Planning 


Kay Aaby, MPH, BSN, RN
Maryland Advanced Practice Center 

Jim Blumenstock, MA
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials 

Carina Elsenboss, MS
Seattle Washington Advanced Practice Center

Advanced Practice Center Program Managers from Montgomery County, MD and King County, WA, along with the CPO for PHP for the Assoc. of State & Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) for discussion surrounding recent efforts and guidance regarding communicating with vulnerable populations during public health emergencies. Speakers will share their experiences and specific information gathered during the ASTHO-led At-Risk Populations during Pandemic Engagement Meetings, and will provide insight regarding key relationships developed with other jurisdictions and community-based organizations.
Learning Objectives
  1. Identify tools and resources developed by Montgomery and Seattle King County Advanced Practice Centers to help prepare at-risk populations for a public health emergency  
  2.  Describe how the tools and resources can be integrated into your own program/plan Implement new approaches to reach vulnerable populations during a public health emergency  
  3.  Describe key findings from the ASTHO-led At-Risk Populations Engagement Meetings
Public Health Preparedness Core Competencies

Domain I:
 1.3 Facilitate collaboration with external emergency response partners 
 1.5 Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures 

Domain II:  
 2.2 Use Principles of crisis and risk communication 

Domain III:  
3.2 Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities

PHEP Capability 1: Community Preparedness 

PHEP Capability 6: Information Sharing

The archived webcast is available for viewing via Real Player