Please refer to the list below for recent and upcoming events.
Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola Training
The UAlbany Center for Public Health Preparedness hosted a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training for Ebola for local health department and college health services staff on Friday, November 22, 2014. We would like to thank Albany Medical Center staff: Scott, Rebecca, and Megan for providing the instruction and students: Douglas Done and Janine McCarthy for demonstrating the donning and doffing of PPE! Nicely done!
The Ebola Outbreak: How NYS is Preparing and What We All Need to Know
The School of Public Health hosted 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 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, discussed the biology of the Ebola disease and the public health approach in the US. An archived webstream of the presentation is available on Youtube.
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
Developing Disaster Resiliency in the Karen Refugee Community
November 11, 2014
As part of a Center project to improve disaster resiliency within the Karen Refugee Community, the University at Albany Center for Public health Preparedness hosted a FREE CPR/AED Training course to over 20 Karen refugee leaders and youth! With the help of a locally certified language interpreter, the group was able to complete their very first training session! Great job, everyone!
Flu Vaccine Clinic and POD Training
Monday, November 3rd, 2014
The UAlbany School of Public Health in collaboration with Maxim Health Systems, offered a seasonal flu immunization clinic to all East Campus students, faculty and staff. MPH students and Preventive Medicine Residents collaborated in POD Operations, assisting with registration, screening, education, and flow control.
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.
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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