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Emergency Preparedness and Elder CareWebinar, June 23, 2011 Charles A. Cefalu, MD Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Melen R. McBride, PhD, RN, FGSA Stanford Geriatric Education Center Stanford University, School of Medicine Arleen Johnson, PhD Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Education Center , University of Kentucky, College of Public Health Elizabeth M. Shiels, PhD, ABD, MSSW, LCSW Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Education Center University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work C 20111111
Melen McBride, PhD, RN, FGSA • Dr. McBride is involved in multidisciplinary geriatric and ethnogeriatric training, including programs offered through the internet. She collaborates with representatives of five HRSA funded Geriatric Education Centers to disseminate information about Geriatric Emergency Preparedness Recovery’s (GEPR). Her research activities focus on chronic care (diabetes, CVD, cancer), mental health, health promotion, and health literacy in older ethnic minorities.
Geriatric Education Centers InitiativeGeriatric Emergency Preparedness, Response(GEPR) Collaborative • 2001 – National Association of Geriatric Education Center (NAGEC) presented position statement to HRSA on need for geriatric emergency preparedness training • 2003 - HRSA funded 6 GECs, develop multidisciplinary training for health professional; continues today as GEPR Collaborative - Consortium of NYGEC, Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional GEC,Stanford GEC, Saint Louis University GEC and Texas Consortium GEC, & University of Maine GEC C 2011
Geriatric Education Centers InitiativeGeriatric Emergency Preparedness, Response(GEPR) Collaborative • 2004 to present – dissemination at national (e.g., GSA, AGHE, , regional, state, and local professional meetings (i.e., papers, symposia, workshops, poster, exhibits) • 2005 – participated in Canada’s Public Health Agency, Division of Aging global initiative on GEPR issues. • 2011 – partnerships continue C 2011
GEPR Collaborative: Share Resources & ExpertiseSome Proposed Activities: 2010-2015 • Conduct one 8-state regional training • Infuse geriatric preparedness content to curricula • Publish two book chapters on preparedness • Provide 2 online learning module: Veterans with dementia diagnosis and cultural context of geriatric preparedness. • Disseminate content through 10+ webinars and 11 professional meetings C 2011
Learning Objectives: Emergency Preparedness • Describe briefly urban and rural issuesand steps for creating an All Hazards Long Term Care plan. • Explain difference in plans for evacuation and sheltering-in-place. • State lessons learned from an 8-State Earthquake Preparedness Exercise. • Describe/apply cultural context of preparedness for vulnerable groups. • Identify community networks and resources. C 2011