2/15/24, Non-pharmaceutical Interventions: Planning and Response Considerations for Public Health Agencies - webinar

This 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 webinar includes an interactive exercise of assembling a plan to address a current public health infectious disease crisis (e.g., COVID-19) without the use of pharmaceuticals.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this 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.

Date and Time
Thursday, February 15, 2024
1–3 p.m. Eastern


Online. Information to access the course will be sent upon registration.

Target Audience

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

Continuing Education Credit
Continuing Education credits for certified public health professionals (CPH-CE, 2 hours) and certified health education specialists (CECH category 1, 2 advanced) are available. To receive credit, participants must attend from beginning to end and complete an evaluation; no partial credit will be given. MAR-PHTC is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Provider ID# MEP 100475.

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 interactive webinar is presented through the Zoom Internet-based platform. A computer with high-speed internet connection and the ability to download and run this platform is required.
For more information about this course or for assistance with registration, contact marphtc@pitt.edu.