At Atlanta, GA
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo
Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health is the theme for this year's American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo. This event brings together the public health community from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and share experiences. View the online program for a list of presentations.
Registration fees vary depending on registrant type.
Radiation-related presentations include the following.
Using the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network for Public Health Preparedness and Response
November 8, 2017 | 11:10 - 11:30 AM
Speakers: Tanya Maslak (Battelle) and Heather Strosnider (CDC)
Learning Objectives: Explain how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (EPHTN) can assist with public health preparedness planning at the local and/or state level. Identify available data sets and indicators related to identifying vulnerable populations and community resources to increase community resilience. Describe opportunities for public health practitioners to provide feedback in the development and refinement of the EPHTN’s All Hazards Module, which includes radiological and chemical threats.
Population monitoring after a mass casualty radiation emergency: Community Reception Centers
November 8, 2017 | 12:45 – 1:00 PM
Speakers: DeAndrea Martinez (CDC), Jennifer Buzzell (CDC), Todd Talbert (CDC), LaBrina Jones (CDC)
Learning Objectives: Discuss the CDC recommended activities for state and local health departments to monitor people potentially exposed to radiation or contaminated with radioactive material. Describe the community reception center drill toolkit used by state and local health departments to exercise radiation response plans. Name the CDC identified resources for state and local health departments to test a community reception center drill toolkit for radiation preparedness and response.