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Public Meeting and Workshop Agenda

Research Priorities in Emergency Preparedness and Response for Public Health Systems


Board on Health Sciences Policy


Public Meeting

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


National Academy of Sciences Keck Building

Room 100

500 Fifth St., NW

Washington, DC 20001

BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW

Session Objective: To obtain a better understanding of the background to the study and the charge to the committee. To have a discussion with the key stakeholders and others about existing frameworks and viewpoints on the critical research gaps and challenges for public health preparedness systems.

3:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

 

KENNETH SHINE

Committee Chair

Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

The University of Texas System

 

MARTHA HILL

Committee Vice Chair

Dean

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing



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B Public Meeting and Workshop Agenda Research Priorities in Emergency Preparedness and Response for Public Health Systems Board on Health Sciences Policy Public Meeting Tuesday, December 18, 2007 National Academy of Sciences Keck Building Room 100 500 Fifth St., NW Washington, DC 20001 BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW Session Objective: To obtain a better understanding of the background to the study and the charge to the committee. To have a discussion with the key stakeholders and others about existing frameworks and viewpoints on the critical research gaps and challenges for public health preparedness systems. 3:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions KENNETH SHINE Committee Chair Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs The University of Texas System MARTHA HILL Committee Vice Chair Dean The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing 31

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32 RESEARCH PRIORTIES 3:15 Background and Charge to the Committee RICHARD BESSER Director Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3:45 Panel Discussion: Stakeholder Perspectives Each panelist will be asked to limit remarks to 15 minutes; committee discussion will follow all panelist presentations. Related Activities Underway by the DHHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response WILLIAM RAUB Science Advisor to the Secretary Department of Health and Human Services Related Activities Underway by the Department of Homeland Security JEFF RUNGE Chief Medical Officer Department of Homeland Security Related Activities Underway at the State Level JUDITH MONROE President-Elect Association of State and Territorial Health Officials What Should the PHEP Evidence Base Look Like? CHRISTOPHER NELSON Senior Political Scientist Thomas Lord Distinguished Scholar RAND Corporation Science Functions in Public Health Emergency Response and Key Support Systems EDDY BRESNITZ President Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Deputy Commissioner/State Epidemiologist NJ Department of Health and Senior Services

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33 APPENDIX B Perspectives from the American Public Health Association LINDA DEGUTIS President American Public Health Association 5:00 Committee Discussion KENNETH SHINE Committee Chair Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs The University of Texas System 6:00 Adjourn Research Priorities in Emergency Preparedness and Response for Public Health Systems Board on Health Sciences Policy Public Workshop Wednesday, December 19, 2007 National Academy of Sciences Keck Building Room 100 500 Fifth St., NW Washington, DC 20001 Workshop Goals • Identify the most promising near-term (3- to 5-year) opportunities to improve the public health systems responsible for emergency preparedness and response for catastrophic events. о Each speaker has been asked to specifically identify 1–2 areas where there are gaps in knowledge in public health systems and a set of short-term research priorities to help address them. • Identify research opportunities for emergency preparedness and response in public health systems that are relevant to the specific expertise resident at schools of public health. о Each priority should have measurable outcomes that will likely result in near-term improvements to public health systems for preparedness over the next 3 to 5 years.

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34 RESEARCH PRIORTIES 8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions KENNETH SHINE Committee Chair Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs The University of Texas System 8:15 Background and Charge to the Committee RICHARD BESSER Director Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 8:30 Public Health System Research: Survey of the Field, Gaps and Near-Term Needs DAVID ABRAMSON Director of Research National Center for Disaster Preparedness Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University 8:45 Perspectives from Schools of Public Health HARRISON SPENCER President and CEO Association of Schools of Public Health SESSION I: PANEL DISCUSSION: PREPARING THE PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE Session Objective: To identify research opportunities that may be used to develop and evaluate strategies and tools that can be used to train and exercise the public health workforce to meet responsibilities for detection, mitigation, and recovery in varied settings and populations. KENNETH SHINE, Session Chair Committee Chair Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs The University of Texas System

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35 APPENDIX B 9:00 Panel Discussion: Preparing the Public Health Workforce Each panelist will be asked to speak for 10 minutes to give his or her perspective on research gaps and priorities. ED BAKER Director North Carolina Institute for Public Health University of North Carolina School of Public Health DEBRA OLSON Associate Dean of Public Health Practice University of Minnesota School of Public Health BRIAN FLYNN Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences SALLY PHILLIPS Director Public Health Emergency Preparedness Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality REBECCA HEAD Health Officer Monroe County Public Health Department National Association of County and City Health Officials 10:00 Discussion with Committee KENNETH SHINE, Session Chair Committee Chair Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs The University of Texas System 10:40 Break

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36 RESEARCH PRIORTIES SESSION II: PANEL DISCUSSION: IMPROVING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Session Objective: To identify research opportunities that would allow for improved availability and usefulness of scenario modeling and forecasting and knowledge management tools during crisis decision making. MARTHA HILL, Session Chair Committee Vice Chair Dean The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing 10:55 Panel Discussion: Improving Information Management Each panelist will be asked to speak for 10 minutes to give his or her perspective on research gaps and priorities. STEVEN PHILLIPS Associate Director for Specialized Information Services National Library of Medicine JOHN HARRALD Director Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management George Washington University STEVEN H. HINRICHS University of Nebraska Stokes-Shackleford Professor of Pathology Department of Pathology/Microbiology Director, Center for Biosecurity Director, Nebraska Public Health Laboratory GUS BIRKHEAD Deputy Commissioner, Office of Public Health New York State Department of Health 11:40 Discussion with Committee MARTHA HILL, Session Chair Committee Vice Chair Dean The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

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37 APPENDIX B SESSION III: PANEL DISCUSSION: IMPROVING TIMELY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS Session Objective: To identify research opportunities and evaluate characteristics of effective risk communication in emergency settings and system enhancements to improve effective information exchange across diverse partners and populations under emergency conditions. KENNETH SHINE, Session Chair Committee Chair Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs The University of Texas System 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Improving Timely Emergency Communications Each panelist will be asked to speak for 10 minutes to give his or her perspective on research gaps and priorities. NANCY MCKELVEY Chief Nurse American Red Cross DAVID ROPEIK Risk Communication Consultant BARBARA COCHRAN President Radio-Television News Directors Association JAYNE LUX Director Global Health Benefits Institute National Business Group on Health 1:45 Discussion with Committee KENNETH SHINE, Session Chair Committee Chair Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs The University of Texas System

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38 RESEARCH PRIORTIES SESSION IV: PANEL DISCUSSION: PROTECTING VULNERABLE POPULATIONS IN EMERGENCIES Session Objective: To identify research opportunities that will result in improved identification of health vulnerabilities and evaluation of interventions designed to lessen the risk of poor health outcomes. MARTHA HILL, Session Chair Committee Vice Chair Dean The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing 2:45 Panel Discussion: Protecting Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies Each panelist will be asked to speak for 10 minutes to give his or her perspective on research gaps and priorities. GEORGE FOLTIN Director Center for Pediatric Emergency Medicine NYU Medical Center ERIC BAUMGARTNER Director Office of Policy and Program Development Louisiana Public Health Institute MAUREEN LICHTVELD Chair Department of Environmental Health Science Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine MICHELLE GOURDINE Deputy Secretary of Public Health Services Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene MONICA SCHOCH-SPANA Senior Fellow Center for BioSecurity University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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39 APPENDIX B 3:40 Discussion with Committee MARTHA HILL, Session Chair Committee Vice Chair Dean The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing GENERAL DISCUSSION WITH ATTENDEES 4:25 Discussion with Meeting Participants and Audience KENNETH SHINE Committee Chair Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs The University of Texas System MARTHA HILL Committee Vice Chair Dean The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing 5:00 Workshop Adjourns for the Day Thursday, December 20, 2007 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions KENNETH SHINE Committee Chair Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs The University of Texas System SESSION V: PANEL DISCUSSION: STRENGTHENING RESPONSE SYSTEMS Session Objective: To identify research opportunities that will assist in the development and evaluation of integrated systems of emergency public health services and incident management, including performance measurement and evaluation. KENNETH SHINE, Session Chair Committee Chair Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs The University of Texas System

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40 RESEARCH PRIORTIES 10:10 Panel Discussion: Strengthening Response Systems Each panelist will be asked to speak for 10 minutes to give his or her perspective on research gaps and priorities. DREW DAWSON Director Office of Emergency Medical Services National Highway Traffic Safety Administration LESLEE STEIN-SPENCER Program Advisor National Association of State EMS Officials LEONARD MARCUS Co-Director National Preparedness Leadership Initiative: A joint program of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Kennedy School of Government Director Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Harvard School of Public Health JOSEPH BARBERA Co-Director Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management The George Washington University 10:55 Discussion with Committee KENNETH SHINE, Session Chair Committee Chair Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs The University of Texas System SUMMARY AND GENERAL DISCUSSION 11:30 Panel Discussion: Summary of Major Issues and Potential Research Priorities LYNN GOLDMAN Chair Interdepartmental Program in Applied Public Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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41 APPENDIX B JOHN HARRALD Director Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management The George Washington University JUDITH MONROE President-Elect Association of State and Territorial Health Officials 12:00 p.m. General Discussion with Committee and Attendees KENNETH SHINE Committee Chair Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs The University of Texas System MARTHA HILL Committee Vice Chair Dean The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing 1:00 Adjourn Workshop

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