lecture will review the major challenges for children with special healthcare
needs during disasters, and present ways that healthcare professionals, public
health professionals and families can work together to assure that their needs
are addressed during and after disasters.
Dr. Renee Turchi is a faculty member at the Drexel University School of Public Health and
Drexel University College of Medicine. In addition, she is the Director of the
Pennsylvania Medical Home Program (EPIC IC), a statewide quality improvement
program for pediatric practices across Pennsylvania. Dr. Turchi is Medical
Director of Special Programs at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where
she oversees grants and program development and practices. Her research and clinical
work around care coordination and children with special health care needs have
been presented and published in multiple national forums.
- Describe the major health risks for children with special healthcare needs in the wake of a disaster
- Describe interventions that healthcare and public health professionals and families can take to prepare children with special needs for disasters that compromise electricity
- Describe interventions that healthcare and public health professionals and families can take to prepare children with special needs for disasters requiring evacuation
Who Should Attend
Local health department
personnel, emergency management personnel, and health educators.
This event is available in person, or virtually through live videoconference and webinar. Please register at: https://www.paphtc.pitt.edu/
This lecture is free.