TxHRH101: Emergency Management and Public Health - Working Together to Prepare for Disaster
TxHRH101: Emergency Management and Public Health - Working Together to Prepare for Disaster is the first in a eight-course learning series.
The partnership between Emergency Management and Public Health is crucial during disasters as well as before they strike.
Public Health’s role in disasters has become increasingly more cemented into the fabric disaster readiness and a major contributor to the current five core mission areas of the National Preparedness Goal – Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery.
Further, Public Health as a discipline continues to strengthen its core capabilities, as evidenced by the 2018 revisions of the NPG to reflect the rapid growth and evolution of public health preparedness and response.
During hurricanes, multiple agencies work together to prepare for landfall and to respond in the aftermath. These agencies provide situational awareness to communities as the incident evolves and provides information on protecting themselves and their property.
Public Health, First Responders, Emergency Response and Preparedness Professionals and Healthcare Practitioners
- List the foundational aspects of the field of emergency management
- Understand the basics of Emergency Support Functions (ESFs), specifically ESF 8 in Texas
- Recognize the fundamentals of the varying levels of emergency progression in Texas and the stakeholders involved
- Describe the importance of information sharing and integration of essential elements of information into the EOC
Stephen Murphy, PhD, MPH, MBA
Assistant Professor Department of Environmental Health Sciences,
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Stephen Murphy has significant practice-based experience shaping and implementing local, state, federal, and private sector public health emergency preparedness, homeland security, and disaster management and resilience programs. His experience includes developing and managing preparedness plans, exercises, and operational responses for major metropolitan jurisdictions addressing environmental threats such as Ebola Virus Disease, hurricane evacuation, pandemic influenza, coastal oil spills as well as planning for high-threat events of national significance such as the Super Bowl and other large-scale mass gatherings.
He has served on numerous state-wide advisory boards in Louisiana and was the former Planning Section Chief for New Orleans Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness in the years following Hurricane Katrina.
Murphy has delivered numerous national and statewide conference and townhall presentations covering public health emergency preparedness and disaster management topics. His research is focused on developing effective, actionable disaster resilience strategies – personal and systems-level – as well as the cumulative impact of chemical and non-chemical stressors on communities facing environmental health threats, disasters, and health disparities.
Jennifer Kiger, MPH
Jennifer Kiger, MPH is the Chief of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at Harris County Public Health.
Jennifer received her Master’s degree in Public Health at UTHSC 2006.
Her experience includes: Epidemiologist for the Houston Health Department, Program Manager for the Centers for Public Health Preparedness, and various preparedness management positions at Texas Department of State Health Services.
She has responded to several events including 2008 Hurricanes, H1N1 2009, TX West Nile Response, TX Wildfires 2010, Flooding 2016, Hurricane Harvey 2017, and ITC Chemical Response 2019.
Alison Hare, MIA
Alison Hare is the Community Resilience Officer with the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at Harris County Public Health (HCPH). She is working on strengthening community resilience throughout Harris County and integrating community resilience in all of Harris County Public Health work.
Alison was the Lead for the Community Assessment Task Force during HCPH's response to Hurricane Harvey, and was the Operations Chief for Community Assessments for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) focusing on recovery after the storm.
Alison has 10 years of experience in disaster preparedness and response locally, nationally, and internationally. She has a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and over 10 years of experience in international development, and program development and management.
Alison received her Bachelor's degree in Government and International Relations from the Universidad Externado de Colombia in Bogota, Colombia where she focused in environmental resilience and sustainability.
- 1.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing TxHRH101: Emergency Management and Public Health - Working Together to Prepare for Disaster
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