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This research presentation will describe qualitative and quantitative impacts of a novel evidence-informed curriculum, Public Health System Training in Disaster Recovery (PHSTriDR). This is the first known curriculum explicitly designed to address and enhance public health workers' sense of efficacy toward disaster recovery. In the face of an ever-broadening array of emergent public health threats, this work provides significant and timely new insights into disaster recovery activities for public health. This program also provides training approaches to boost public health workers' sense of confidence in performing them effectively. The presentation will include data, including previously unpublished findings, on the various ways in which this training boosts such confidence among public health workers. This research was based on a study of Hurricane Sandy recovery perceptions among US local public health workers in New Jersey and Maryland. International implications of this work, including for Canada, will be discussed.
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Presenter: Dr. Daniel Barnett
Daniel Barnett, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health & Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he has a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management and is on the Core Faculty of the Office of Public Health Practice and Training. His research interests include evidence-based approaches to enhance public health emergency preparedness, response, and recovery systems.
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