The Four Projects
Through its 4 projects, the Emory Initiative extended the research findings, tools and work products developed through the Emory Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC) that showed the greatest promise and potential for assisting public health practitioners achieve higher levels of preparedness for their practice partners that serve vulnerable populations.
Long Term Care Web Portal Project
Streamlining the preparedness-related resources for nursing homes and long term care facilities.
Strengthen preparedness-related collaborations between health departments and jurisdictional jails.
Exploring ways to use obstetric care providers’ websites for relaying vaccine education to expectant mothers.
Provides access to the most up-to-date evidence based information needed to inform vaccination decisions
Enhancing access to information about preparedness-related topics.
Funded from January 2016 – August 2017 through an award from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the primary goal of the Emory Public Health Preparedness Translation and Dissemination Initiative was to enhance access to reputable, up-to-date information about preparedness-related topics of greatest importance to public health practitioners serving particular vulnerable populations. These populations include long term care residents, pregnant women and inmates.
Ruth L. Berkelman, MD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Allison T. Chamberlain, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University