Initial Response

  • What is the scope of the incident and the response?
  • How will it affect service delivery?
  • Where are the impacted communities?
  • What population is impacted?
  • What is the anticipated medical surge?
  • Determine communication means
  • Evaluate healthcare organization, staff and supplies
  • Healthcare facility status
  • Consider healthcare facility incident command status
  • Determine health department status
  • Identify who need to know
  • Identify resources to be deployed
  • Consider healthcare facility decompression initiatives
When: Thursday, Feb 16, 2023, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
As public health professionals, you are expected to use, understand, and explain data every day; however, most of the public health workforce does not have the training to best explain, compare, describe and illustrate quantitative data while ensuring data integrity. This online training will advance your knowledge of quantitative data, provide online resources, and provide skill building to assist you in communicating and visualizing various data. This training is provided FREE of charge – thanks to a collaboration between the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, and the University of Iowa College of Public Health.