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Slide Presentation by Dan Baden
On March 3, 2003, Dr. Baden made a presentation in the Web-Assisted Audioconference entitled Addressing the Smallpox Threat: Issues, Strategies, and Tools.
The is the text version of Dr. Baden's slide presentation. Select to access
the PowerPoint® slides (1.6
Promising Strategies for Communicating With Community Providers
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity
84 partner organizations
Regular conference calls
CDC Clinician Registry
~ 40,000 members
Updates on changes and new information
Over 800,000 messages delivered
The following changes or additions were made to CDC guidance and information during the period of July 18 to July 25, 2003. If you have any questions on these or other clinical issues, please call our Clinician's Information Line at 877-554-4625.
West Nile Virus
As of July 24, there were 12 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in humans in eight States: Alabama (1), Colorado (1), Iowa (1), Minnesota (1), Ohio (1), South Carolina (1), South Dakota (1), and Texas (5).
Provides West Nile virus-related information and guidance for clinicians and public health professionals
Fact Sheet for Clinicians: Interpreting SARS Test Results from CDC and
Other Public Health Laboratories. This guidance was changed to note that
some persons do not test positive for the SARS-COV until more than 28
days after onset of illness. Previously this period was described as 21 days.
Clinician Specific Web pages
Smallpox, SARS, WNV
Standard format for all topics
Rapid access, <5 minutes in/out
Links to other resources
This slide is a screen shot of an informational Web page for clinicians to use in learning about SARS. Page contains links to new updated information on: guidance, case definition, clinical description, diagnosis/evaluation, index case presentation, infection control and exposure management, reporting, test results, training and reference materials, and treatment.
Clinician Information Line
Staffed by clinicians
Links to S&L HD
Links to CDC Clinicians
Smallpox, SARS, Monkeypox, WNV
Targeted at clinicians
Live and archived versions
Mechanism for answering questions
Health Alert network
This slide contains an organizational chart that shows the interaction between communication teams in response to an emergency situation. At the top of this chart is the "Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs;" directly under that is the "CDC Communications Leadership Team," and below that is the "Information Management Team (IMT)." Reporting indirectly to the two top tier teams are the Directors Emergency Operations Center and the Emergency Communications Coordination Center. Out of the IMT are 8 sub-teams. They are: Communication Monitoring and Research Team (CMRT), Media Team (MT), Web Team (WT), Hotline Team (HT), Health Education Team (HET), Public Health Communications Team (PHCT), Clinicians Communications Team (CCT), and the Federal Governmental Communications Team (FGCT).
Communication Activity ECS—SARS
Monday, March 17, 2003
Triaged and handled 10,166 press calls
12 press releases;
21 telebriefings/news conferences
The Public Response Hotline answered 34,229 calls and received 3,450 E-mails
17 million page views on CDC SARS Web site
Highest: nearly 4 million page views Apr. 20-26
Clinician Communication Activity—SARS
Conference calls with COCA partners: 5
16 Weekly updates via Clinician Registry
(< 500,000 individual messages)
Satellite broadcasts on SARS: 2
(~ 105,000 participants)
2,079 calls answered by Clinician Information Line
Clinician Communication Team
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)
Clinician-specific Web pages
Clinician Information Line (CIL)
Satellite broadcasts and other resources
Current as of February 2004
Promising Strategies for Communicating With Community Providers. Text Version of a Slide Presentation at a Web-assisted Audioconference. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ulp/btlinksau/badentxt.htm
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