Researchers surveyed special needs families in Pennsylvania about their trusted messengers during emergencies.
Podcast guest Tom Hipper looks at the messaging during COVID-19 and how we need to change the way we communicate to the public when the next disaster strikes.
Leah Popek and Rachel Seitz presented findings from a survey which sought to better understand the disaster information needs of families with special needs children.
The Center publishes the article, "A Quantitative Public Health Risk Assessment Tool for Planning for At-Risk Populations."
Workshops to provide medical students with knowledge and skills to communicate the health effects of climate change on vulnerable communities.
On April 21, 2016, CPHRC Program Manager, Tom Hipper, and Public Health Planner, Jill Nash-Arot, presented two posters at the annual Preparedness Summit hosted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in Dallas, TX.
On January 29, 2016, the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication held a half-day workshop for Pennsylvania pharmacists and partners at the annual mid-year meeting of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.
On November 24, 2015, CPHRC Program Manager, Tom Hipper, spoke during a public webinar hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individual and Community Preparedness Division, entitled "Community Discussion: Preparing Individuals Disproportionately Impacted by Disasters."
Dr. Vincent Covello, founder and Director of the Center for Risk Communication, was the featured facilitator of a series of four identical trainings on risk, crisis, and emergency communication throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Esther Chernak, CPHRC Director, presented at the Pennsylvania Office of Homeland to Security's educational symposium entitled "Confronting the Global Threat: Bioterrorism Agents/Diseases," on October 22, 2015.
On September 10, 2015, the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication launched its much-anticipated Social Media Message Library. This web-based resource is designed to assist public health and health care agencies with using social media platforms to communicate with stakeholders during public health emergencies.
In its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for September 11, 2015, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlighted its grand rounds on children in disasters featuring CPHRC Director, Dr. Esther Chernak.
Director of CPHRC, Dr. Esther Chernak, gave the keynote address to the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, held on April 23rd, 2015 at the ECRI Institute in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.
CPHRC Program Manager, Tom Hipper, gave a presentation about the Center's forthcoming Social Media Library at the 10th Annual Preparedness Summit in Atlanta, Georgia on April 14, 2015.
Dr. Esther Chernak, Director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication, presented a six-part webinar series educating primary care physicians on the importance and practice of emergency preparedness.
On November 13th, 2014, Tom Hipper, Program Manager of the CPHRC, gave a lecture at The College of New Jersey on the use new media and technology in disasters.
On October 30, 2014, Dr. Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication, gave an overview of the Ebola epidemic at the Dornsife School of Public Health's Ebola Teach-In.
Tom Hipper, CPHRC Program Manager, gave a talk about the importance of human service agencies in disaster response and recovery at the "Cohesive Community Preparedness for Emergencies in Montgomery County" meeting.
Dr. Esther Chernak answered hundreds of questions from viewers about the fight against Ebola in a 6abc Action News Facebook chat held by the station.
Dr. Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication, gave a talk entitled, "Ebola Virus Disease - 2014" during October's International Café.
Dr. Esther Chernak, Director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication, presented a webinar on disaster planning for community pediatric medical practices for a webinar series hosted by the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health.
Tom Hipper, CPHRC Program Manager, and Dr. Esther Chernak, CPHRC director, assisted the Southeastern Pennsylvania Voluntary Organizations in Disaster (SEPA VOAD) to convene a day-long planning summit for human service agency leadership in southeastern Pennsylvania on June 10, 2014.
On May 29th, 2014, Tom Hipper, CPHRC Program Manager, spoke at the Business Continuity & Disaster Preparedness Summit in Chester County
The CPHRC convened a tabletop exercise on May 22, 2014 with representatives from Pennsylvania state government agencies to address inter-agency coordination during major disasters that impact the health of children.