Please refer to the list below for recent and upcoming events.
The Ebola Outbreak: How NYS is Preparing and What We All Need to Know
The School of Public Health will be hosting a special community dialogue event entitled "The Ebola Outbreak: How New York State is Preparing and What We All Need to Know" on Monday, November 3, 2014 from 1 pm to 2 pm at the School of Public Health Auditorium on the East Campus. Dean Philip C. Nasca, Dr. Martin Tenniswood, Empire Innovations Professor of Biomedical Science and Dr. Guthrie Birkhead, Deputy Commissioner of the NYS Department of Health, will address the biology of the Ebola disease and the public health approach in the US. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-register here
For additional information, contact: John Justino at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Whittaker at email@example.com.
For additional information about Ebola, please visit the NYS DOH website or the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/index.html
Flu Vaccine Clinic and POD Training
The UAlbany School of Public Health in collaboration with Maxim Health Systems, will offer a seasonal flu immunization clinic open to all East Campus students, faculty, staff and all other East Campus agencies/businesses including Aramark.
When: Monday, November 3rd from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Where: SPH Auditorium and Room 110A
Cost: Free with any of the following insurance plans! Please remember to bring your insurance card!
Medicare Part B, All Medicare Advantage Plans, CDPHP, MVP Health Plan, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield,
Aetna, BCBS of MA, Humana, Premera Blue Cross, SummaCare and, Healthspring.
Otherwise: $ 25 payable by cash or check (note: most health insurance carriers will reimburse flu vaccine recipients for the cost of the vaccine)
PLEASE GET VACCINATED and GET TRAINED TO HELP OUT AT A POINT OF DISPENING (POD!). GO TO THE FLU VACCINE CLINIC!
Culturally Competent Emergency Preparedness for the Developmentally Disabled Webinar
September 23, 2014 1:00-2:00 pm
This webinar is hosted by the NYS Office of People with Developmental Disabilities, Office of Diversity Management.
Presenters: Richard Bell, OPWDD Emergency Management Coordinator and Blanca Angelica Gonzalez-Parker, RN, MPH, GC-PHSP, Consultant, University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness
The presenters will offer information on what to put in a residential facility’s emergency plan, and will outline nuances that are important, as well as how to provide culturally competent emergency preparedness for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Richard Bell is OPWDD’s Emergency Management Coordinator, and Blanca Angelica Gonzalez-Parker is a former EMT with significant expertise in cultural competency, public health preparedness, minority health issues, and training.
For more information, please click on the link or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Refugee Community Emergency Preparedness Project
The University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness partnered with the Refugee Community Health Partnership, the Albany County Department of Health, the Albany Sherriff's Office of Emergency Management and Karen leaders to increase the level of Emergency Preparedness of the Karen, the largest refugee community in the Albany area. On Saturday, August 9th Karen community leaders attended an Emergency Preparedness Training, with interpretation provided by the Multicultural Association of Medical Interpreters (MAMI).
UAlbany School of Public Health Closed POD Drill
November 18, 2013 8:00-11:00am
NYS Preventive Medicine Residents collaborated with the Rensselaer County Department of Health, the Albany College of Pharmacy, the UAlbany Center for Public Health Preparedness, and first year MPH students in Prof. Insaf's seminar class to conduct a Closed POD drill at the East Campus.
Wednesday, June 26th 10:00-11:30 am
Culturally Competent Brainstorm: Incorporating Traditional Latino Core Cultural Constructs into Public Health Messaging and Planning
Table Top Exercise
Tuesday, June 25th 10:00am-3:00pm
Sullivan County Public Health Services
Special Needs Populations Table Top Exercise
Face to Face Training
May 8-9, 2013
Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Training
Active Shooter Training for Local Public Health Staff and Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers