PREPAREDNESS PARTNERS WEBINAR Community Immunity: Point of Dispensing Project
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (EST)
Community Immunity: Point of Dispensing Project
January 30, 2013
1:30 PM EST - 2:30
Online Webinar through WebEx
The Toledo Lucas County Health Department received a grant from the Center for Disease Control to develop an Emergency Countermeasure Dispensing Staffing Plan. The Community Immunity POD project was developed with the goal to provide support materials needed for a community to maximize their resources by utilizing their faith- based organizations, schools and private businesses to dispense medical countermeasures in a timely and efficient manner in urban, suburban and rural areas. The project is designed around four outcome-based objectives: 1) Develop a scalable Local Assistant Technical Review (LTAR) compliant Mass Prophylaxis plan and create web-based training materials for POD staff/volunteers, 2) Recruit POD sites in the community and obtain POD site MOAs, 3) Work with POD sites to recruit, train, and sustain volunteers from within their organizations to staff their POD, and 4) Conduct drills and exercises.
We will discuss the program in detail and provide information to local health departments on how they can implement it. This will include discussion and implementation of a marketing plan. We will share lessons learned as well as best practices for using community partners to run and staff PODs. The presentation will include a demonstration of the web based tool kit.
1. Describe the Community Immunity Point of Dispensing Program
2. Learn how to implement the program in your community
3. Understand how to navigate the website to utilize the tools available
About Cheryl Murphy
Cheryl Murphy is currently the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator as well as the Medical Reserve Coordinator for the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department. Cheryl spearheaded the Community Immunity POD Project with the objective of developing an exportable model to recruit, train and sustain volunteers to staff Point of Dispensing (POD) sites throughout a community which will enable the locality to provide prophylaxis to 100% of residents within 48-hours. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1998. She is a registered sanitarian with over ten years of experience in public health.
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