Non-pharmaceutical Interventions

This recorded webinar provides an introductory overview of fundamentals, best practices, and related considerations regarding the implementation of interventions that can be used in the face of emerging infectious disease threats without the use of pharmaceuticals. The recorded webinar includes an exercise of assembling a plan to address a current public health infectious disease crisis (e.g., COVID-19) without the use of pharmaceuticals.

**Instructions to access the recording will be provided after you register.**

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this recorded webinar, participants will be able to:

  • define examples of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI);

  • describe the relevance of NPI to pandemic readiness and response for public health agencies;

  • describe infection prevention and control measures for others in the community of relevance to NPI;

  • describe the importance of continuity of operations planning of relevance to NPI; and

  • assemble an NPI plan to address a current public health infectious disease crisis. 

Target Audience

This course is appropriate for public health practitioners involved in preparedness efforts, clinicians, and community stakeholders. 

Instructor
Daniel Barnett, MD, MPH is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Health & Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he has a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management. His areas of expertise include public health emergency readiness and response; mental health aspects of public health emergency response; and organizational culture change issues facing health departments in building a ready public health workforce. The recipient of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Cofounders Award for Excellence in Crisis Intervention/Trauma Research and the National Association of Counties Achievement Award, Barnett earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a Medical Degree from Ohio State University. He regularly provides training in public health core competencies and public health preparedness. 

Technology Requirements
This recorded webinar series is presented through the Vimeo Internet-based platform. A computer with high-speed internet connection and the ability to download and run this platform is required. 

Creation Date
This training was recorded in February 2024. 

For more information about this course or for assistance with registration, contact marphtc@pitt.edu.