Published on October 21, 2007
Slide1: Welcome Volunteer’s! Slide2: Introductions Our Motto: Our Motto You can Count on Us! Vision Statement: Vision Statement The Mohave County Department of Public Health will be recognized as the most innovative, efficient and effective public health agency in the State of Arizona. Mission Statement: Mission Statement The Mohave County Department of Public Health Mission is to create a safe and healthy community for our citizens and visitors. Slide6: Divisions Administration : Administration The Administration division handles all the accounting, timekeeping, budgeting, and grants for the Health Department. Also, death certificates are processed and sent to vital records in Phoenix Environmental Health : Environmental Health The Environmental Health Division handles Food Safety including restaurant inspections, lake samplings, sewage systems, public accommodation inspections, public nuisances, public swimming pool inspections and manages the food handler training program Nutrition & Health Promotion: Nutrition & Health Promotion WIC-Women, Infants and Children-Supplemental nutrition program providing food vouchers to qualified individuals Community Nutrition Program-Provided to area elementary schools Nutrition & Health Promotion: Nutrition & Health Promotion Tobacco Use Prevention Program PLAY-Promoting Lifetime Activity for Youth-Physical activity program for grades 4-7 Nursing Division: Nursing Division The Nursing Division handles communicable disease surveillance and investigation and control; TB control; Immunizations; HIV services; STD clinics; Family Planning; Newborn Intensive Care Program and Maternal Child Health program Senior Programs: Senior Programs Operates Senior Centers in Kingman, BHC, LHC and Golden Shores. Hot, nutritious meals are available at all the sites along with home meal delivery and necessary transportation for the elderly or medically frail. Bio Terrorism & Emergency Response: Bio Terrorism & Emergency Response The Bio Terrorism Defense and Emergency Response Division is responsible for implementing the health departments emergency operations plan along with responding to incidents of bio terrorism, infectious disease outbreaks and other public health threats and emergencies. Bio Terrorism & Emergency Response: Bio Terrorism & Emergency Response In collaboration with the Epidemiologist, Information Technology staff and others as identified, we assure that the infectious disease surveillance system operates effectively and efficiently throughout the county on a 24-hours per day, 7 days per week basis. Bio Terrorism & Emergency Response: Bio Terrorism & Emergency Response We are also responsible to receive and manage items from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and other sources, including mass distribution of antibiotics, vaccines and medical material. This includes coordinating and overseeing outbreak containment and control, and other public health response activities appropriate for disease outbreaks, major biologic events or other public health emergencies or emergency/crisis situations. Strategic National Stockpile : Strategic National Stockpile Ensures the availability and rapid deployment of life-saving pharmaceuticals, antidotes, other medical supplies, and equipment necessary to counter the effects of nerve agents, biological pathogens, and chemical agents. The SNS Program stands ready for immediate deployment to any U.S. location in the event of a terrorist attack using a biological toxin or chemical agent directed against a civilian population. Epidemiologist: Epidemiologist Conducts systematic ongoing collection, analysis and interpretation of health data. Epidemiology is a branch of medical science that deals with disease control MCDPH: MCDPH Emergency Response Team Patty Mead: Health Director Patty Mead Jennifer McNally: Asst. Health Director & Public Information Officer Jennifer McNally Christy Bronston: Nursing Manager Christy Bronston Carol Matthews: Nutrition Manager Carol Matthews Rachel Patterson: Environmental Health Manager Rachel Patterson Brad Bixler: Senior Programs Manager Brad Bixler Lisa Hatchell: Immunization/Strategic National Stockpile Coordinator Lisa Hatchell Anna Scherzer: Anna Scherzer Epidemiologist Shelly Watson: Administrative Secretary Shelly Watson Tracie Homer: Volunteer Coordinator Tracie Homer Ray Cullison: Ray Cullison Volunteer Ham Radio Coordinator Bruce Leeming: Program Coordinator Bio Terrorism Defense & Emergency Response Bruce Leeming Emergency situations where volunteers may be used: Emergency situations where volunteers may be used Disease Outbreak such as SARS, West Nile Virus, Monkeypox Bio Terrorism attack such as Smallpox, Anthrax Chemical attack Nuclear attack (nuclear missiles, and or “dirty” bombs) Natural disasters Flu Vaccination Clinics Non emergency opportunities for volunteers: Non emergency opportunities for volunteers Assisting nursing with day to day clinics Assisting the volunteer coordinator with program operation Presentations, Orientations, Meetings Promoting the program at community events CERT training Clinics/Pharmaceutical Dispensing Sites: Clinics/Pharmaceutical Dispensing Sites In the event of a biological terrorism attack, a medical clinic would be established to assist with vaccinations and/or antibiotic dispensing. Sites would be established in Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City. Operation of ClinicsBy the Numbers: Operation of Clinics By the Numbers 98 total paid health department staff which means very few HD staff available for clinic duties Based on population of 170,000 Vaccinate/dispense medicines within 7 days 300 patients per hour per clinic site 240 total staff needed per 24 hour shift per clinic 720 staff needed per day in Mohave County Communications: Communications Cell Phones VHF/UHF Radios Local Radios for Clinics & SNS Distributions Secure Web Link to ADHS Redundant Internet Connection Satellite Phone Slide36: Volunteer Positions Assignments: Assignments Based on your preference Based on experience Attempt to keep within geographic area of residence Where needed most Volunteer Database : Volunteer Database You may now go to www.azvolunteer.com to register for volunteering, signing up for training or positions, and to view other county volunteer opportunities. This web site will be kept updated with any current volunteer opportunities. Volunteer Positions - Medical: Volunteer Positions - Medical Triage (RN, EMT or Paramedic) Medical Screeners (MD or RN) Vaccinators/Assistant (RN, EMT*, Paramedic*) Vaccine Preparation (Pharmacist, Pharmacy Tech or RN) After Care/Exit Review (RN, Medical Assistants) Volunteer Positions - Medical: Volunteer Positions - Medical Phone Triage (RN, EMT, Paramedic) Mental Health/Counseling (Counselor or RN Contact Evaluation (Public Health) Public Information: Public Information In an emergency, the Health Department’s Public Information Officer will handle official public information releases to the media. Health Department Staff and Volunteers will not speak directly to the media. All inquiries from the media will be referred to the Public Information Officer. Confidentiality: Confidentiality Most health care information is confidential Employees and Volunteers may come in contact with this confidential information Confidentiality Agreement Attire: Attire Comfortable clothes such as jeans and tennis shoes Appropriate for dealing with the public in a professional manner Green Vest Identification Identification: Identification All volunteers will receive identification badges that they must show if they respond to an incident of some kind. Please bring your drivers license or another form of identification when arriving at the volunteer reception area. Family Members: Family Members Allowed to process (SNS/Clinic) with health department staff and public safety Family Resource Center provides short and long term assistance for social services i.e. available resources Child Care available for employees and volunteers Additional Information: Additional Information Volunteers covered by the county’s Workers Compensation Program Must sign in prior to assisting with any event, training, or other assignment Report any injury to the Volunteer Coordinator What Happens Next?: What Happens Next? Quarterly Newsletter Semi Annual Trainings Call Down Drill Annual Exercise Questions??: Questions?? Contact Information: Contact Information Health Department Administration - Kingman 753-0743 Web Site: www.healthelinks.com Contact Information: Contact Information Tracie Homer Kingman 928-718-4964 [email protected] Thank You!: Thank You!