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Slide Presentation by Edward J. Gabriel, M.P.A., A.E.M.T.-P


On April 29, 2002, Edward J. Gabriel, M.P.A., A.E.M.T.-P, made a presentation in a Web-assisted teleconference at Session 1, which was entitled "Enhancing Public Health, Health Care System, and Clinician Preparedness: Strategies to Promote Coordination and Communication."

This is the text version of Mr. Gabriel's slide presentation. Select to access the slides or to access the streaming video of Bioterrorism and Health System Preparedness.


Enhancing Public Health, Health Care System, and Clinician Preparedness: Strategies to Promote Coordination and Communication

Edward J. Gabriel, M.P.A., A.E.M.T.-P
Deputy Director
Office of Emergency Management
City of New York

Slide 1

Health Agency Coordination

Local Agencies/Organizations

State Agencies/Organizations

Federal Agencies/Organizations

Department of Health State Department of Health Public Health Service
Department of Mental Health State EMS OSHA
Department of Environmental Protection Department of Environmental Conservation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
EMS, PD, FD Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Occupational Safety and Health State Emergency Management Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Hospitals    
Emergency Management    

Slide 2

Coordination of Local Agencies: Public Health, Hospitals & Emergency Responders

This slide shows a picture of people working together in a gymnasium.

Slide 3

One Voice!!!

This slide shows a picture of former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani during a press conference in front of the World Trade Center site.

Slide 4

Incident Command System & Decision Making

Understanding of how the system coordinates multi-agency responses to field and non-field emergencies.

This slide shows a picture of different emergencies including the remains of the World Trade Center and a flooded city street.

Slide 5

Local Preparedness & Local Resource Stockpiles

This slide shows a picture of officials in biohazard suits carrying potential hazardous material across a street.

Slide 6

Syndromic Surveillance Systems

  • Pre-Clinical
    • Over the counter (OTC) pharmaceutical sales.
    • Data collection hotlines.
    • Medical examiner numbers.
    • Suspicious substances.
  • Clinical
    • 911 ambulance dispatch.
    • Sick leave usage.
    • Emergency department visits.
    • Clinical laboratory submissions.

Slide 7

"Syndromic Surveillance"

Ideal Characteristics:

  • Does not rely on physician reporting.
  • Data already collected routinely.
  • Immediately computerized.
  • Population-based.
  • Categorized by syndrome.

Slide 8

Health Care System & Provider Protections

MD's, RN's, EMS, Firefighters, Police Officers, etc.

This slide shows a picture of a man on a stretcher being taken out of an ambulance by a group of health care professionals and emergency responders.

Current as of June 2002


Internet Citation

Enhancing Public Health, Health Care System, and Clinician Preparedness: Strategies to Promote Coordination and Communication. Presentation by Edward J. Gabriel at Web-Assisted Teleconference, "Enhancing Public Health, Health Care System, and Clinician Preparedness." Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ulp/bioteleconf/session1/gabrieltxt.htm


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