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Title: Bringing EMS and Public Health Together


1
The Appleseed Project
Bringing EMS and Public Health Together
Module I Project Overview and Introductions
2
The Appleseed Project
Bringing EMS and Public Health Together
Welcome
Frederick Lippman, RPh., EdD Chancellor Nova
Southeastern University
3
The Appleseed Project
Bringing EMS and Public Health Together
Opening Remarks Lisa VanderWerf-Hourigan,
MS Florida Department of Health
4
The Appleseed Project
Bringing EMS and Public Health Together
Setting the Stage Richard C. Hunt, MD,
FACEP Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention
5
Workshop Goal
  • To strengthen collaborations between EMS and PH
    practitioners and services/agencies through
    shared learning and action planning

6
Workshop Objectives
To enable senior and mid-level managers of EMS
and PH services and agencies at regional,
state,and local levels to
  • Know the names, contact information,
    andresponsibilities of key players in EMS and PH
    in their communities.

7
Objectives (cont.)
  • Better understand the missions, roles and daily
    activities of EMS and PH, and their related
    impacts on the communities they serve.

8
Objectives (cont.)
  • Describe ways in which EMS and PH
    services/agencies can support one another and
    work together to better accomplish both missions
    with special emphasis on injury prevention and
    preparedness.

9
Objectives (cont.)
  • Identify specific collaborative initiatives to
    pursue over the coming year, including next steps
    for further planning and implementation.

10
Setting the Stage
What Led To This Workshop?
11
EMS Agenda for the Future
  • 19921994 Key groups and leaders
    identify need for EMS status report,
    needs assessment, and strategic plan
  • 19951996 EMS Agenda supported by NHTSA
    and HRSA and developed with broad input
    from diverse stakeholders

12
Key Recommendationsof EMS Agenda
  • EMS must
  • Expand role in public health and prevention and
    develop ongoing relationship with
    communitypublic health and social services
  • Become involved in community health monitoring
    and data collection
  • Integrate with other health care provider systems
    to enhance the continuum of care and improve
    community health

13
Roundtables
  • Four Public Health and EMS
  • Roundtables in 2000/2001
  • Sponsored by
  • American Public HealthAssociation (APHA)
  • National Association of EMS Physicians
  • With support and participation from
  • NHTSA, HRSA and 20 other key stakeholders

14
Key Public Health Events
  • Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
  • Anthrax scare of October 16, 2001
  • Pandemic flu
  • readiness plans of
  • 2007

These public health events demonstrate the need
for enhanced collaboration with EMS!
15
CDCs 2004 Initiative
Goal Develop a national awareness curriculum
that would educate personnel from EMS and public
health about each others duties in order to
improve collaboration and better understand the
intersections between the two disciplines.
16
Working Sessions
  • APHA convened 3-day
  • meeting of experts
  • representing over 20 EMS and public
    health stakeholder organizations
  • Guidance and curriculum outline became
    guiding template for this workshop!

17
As Further Incentive for Collaboration
  • National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza
    Implementation Plan
  • Submitted June 2007 by NHTSA to White House
  • Cornerstone of local/regional readiness plans
  • Requires coordination of surveillance, triage and
    treatment plans

18
  • And thats how and why you
  • are here today!

19
Introductions
  • Who are we?
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