CEPAR MONITORING BIRD FLU IN CHINA
Bird Flu Cases Concern WHO and Other Health Officials
CEPAR is monitoring bird flu cases which have been reported recently in China and has a team working on developing guidance for the Johns Hopkins community. The World Health Organization (The Who) is closely watching the situation, and scientists are working to learn more about the virus and its transmission.
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Review The Who risk report
CEPAR: Leading Johns Hopkins in Preparedness
CEPAR oversees enterprise-wide planning and response to disasters or other emergencies that may effect the entire Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins University systems. The CEPAR director is Gabe Kelen, M.D. (above right) and the executive director is Jim Scheulen, PA-C, MBA (above left).
During the H1N1 Flu Pandemic and other events CEPAR demonstrated its leadership abilities locally and nationally.
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Upcoming Education and Training Opportunities
CEPAR recommends a number of educational opportunities for disaster planning that will be available in the Baltimore area this spring and summer. See our list for full descriptions and registeration information.
Recommended Reading: Recognizing Students in Distress
In the wake of the tragedy in Newton, Conn. CEPAR enourages faculty and staff at all Johns Hopkins institutions to read and keep on hand the guidance compiled by the Johns Hopkins Counseling Center and others.
Read the Guide
EMCAPS: Our Planning Tool for Major Disasters
EMCAPS is a free software program for mass casualty planning and education, developed by CEPAR's research arm, PACER. A new version of EMCAPS, with improved visual dyanamics (as seen in image above), is in development and planned for release later this year.
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PACER: Our Research Arm
The Johns Hopkins National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Critical Event Response is CEPAR's research arm. Funded by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, PACER is engaged in research projects which will improve national security and the response to major disasters.
Preparation Is Key for Academic Medical Center Deployment to Disasters
CEPAR leaders involved with the deployment of the Johns Hopkins Go Team to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake have published a paper in World Health & Medical Policy about key decisions and planning that academic medical centers should do in advance of sending teams to disasters.
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Disaster Preparedness Training and Expertise
CEPAR has expertise available for:
- Disaster training and response.
- Organizing table-top excercises.
- Consulting on emergency preparedeness and more.
Review the Catalogue