Workshop is Oct. 22
FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 6, 2014) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) will host an interactive television (ITV) workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 22 to address communicating with vulnerable populations during public health emergencies or other disasters.
The interactive workshop will give Kentucky Outreach and Information Network (KOIN)/Kentucky Functional Needs Collaborative (KFNC) members the opportunity to engage in collaborative discussions, network and share ideas on ways to improve communication and outreach to vulnerable populations throughout Kentucky.
This year’s agenda features topics on kynect, Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection; Chronic Disease Resource Manual for Disaster Preparedness; Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board Overview; Kentucky Programs for the Elderly during Emergencies and Disasters; Medical Countermeasures for Community Preparedness; and an update on the KOIN/KFNC.
“The Kentucky Outreach and Information Network and the Kentucky Functional Needs Collaborative have been two of DPH’s key partners for getting out information to vulnerable populations during public health emergencies,” said Stephanie Mayfield, M.D., commissioner of DPH. “Reaching these populations with accurate and timely information during emergencies is one of our top priorities, and the program’s comprehensive materials and approach have set a standard for public health outreach to vulnerable populations across the nation.
The meeting will be led from the Kentucky Department for Public Health in Frankfort and broadcast to ITV sites at local health departments across the state. This format will allow local health department officials to get acquainted with their regional KOIN/KFNC members to better prepare for emergencies.