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Videoconference: Emergency Preparedness and Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Start Date: 12/4/2013Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 12/4/2013End Time: 10:00 AM

Event Description

This 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Registration
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.

Contact Information:
Name: Eleanor Lippmann
Email: Elippmann@drexel.edu
Location:
The Idea Lab, 2nd Floor
Drexel University School of Public Health
The Friends Center
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Audience:
  • Alumni
  • Faculty
  • Public
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  • Online Access

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