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Workshop Abstracts

Name of Session:

Session E 11

Using Surveillance Data on Acute Chemical Releases to Build Capacity for Prevention, Planning, and Response

Description of Session

The Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) system characterizes acute releases of non-petroleum hazardous substances and their public health consequences. Data provide information on releases, release trends, frequency and types of associated illnesses and injuries, and sentinel events. HSEES data support all aspects of integrated emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. Following an overview of the HSEES system, representatives of four HSEES states (Florida, Michigan, New York, Wisconsin) will describe specific HSEES data-gathering and alerting capabilities to support emergency management functions. HSEES states have developed notification protocols that provide timely dissemination of accurate information through statewide alerting systems such as the State Warning Point, Health Alert Network, State-Wide Epidemiology Communication Network, and communication with local stakeholders. HSEES states also provide event, chemical, injury and decontamination data to support preparedness planning; justify funding requests for hazmat training and purchases of personal protective equipment; and conduct education and outreach to industries and responders. The workshop will include specific examples and case studies.

Presenter(s) E-mail
Moderator: Perri Ruckart, MPH

Presenter 1: Perri Ruckart, MPH

Title of Presentation:Overview of the Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) System

Presenter 2: Alan Becker, MPH, PhD

Title of Presentation:Integrating Florida HSEES with Emergency Response and Disseminating Information to Stakeholders

Presenter 3: Martha Stanbury, MSPH

Title of Presentation:Integration of HSEES and Public Health Preparedness in Michigan

Presenter 4: Rebecca Wilburn, MPH

Title of Presentation:Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance Data Used for Planning and Response Activities in New York State

Presenter 5: James Drew, BS

Title of Presentation:WI HSEES Outreach and Data Usage In Support of Disaster Preparedness Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Bureau of Environmental Health