Initial Response

  • What is the scope of the incident and the response?
  • How will it affect service delivery?
  • Where are the impacted communities?
  • What population is impacted?
  • What is the anticipated medical surge?
  • Determine communication means
  • Evaluate healthcare organization, staff and supplies
  • Healthcare facility status
  • Consider healthcare facility incident command status
  • Determine health department status
  • Identify who need to know
  • Identify resources to be deployed
  • Consider healthcare facility decompression initiatives
When: Monday, Apr 3, 2023, 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Trustworthiness of public health and trust in public health are social determinants of health. Historically, the public health field has struggled to restore trust after failing to effectively engage communities and provide responsive services, particularly with marginalized populations and communities experiencing injustice.

Learn how to build trust and and sustain trustworthiness as public health professionals and agencies in this 90-minute webinar co-sponsored by numerous APHA Sections and the Council of Affiliates. Speakers will draw on lessons from COVID-19 prevention, HIV/AIDS programs, social work, public health advocacy and other disciplines.

For more information, read the Public Health Code of Ethics.


Andrea Lowe, MPH, CPH, APHA Ethics Section (Moderator)
Olihe Okoro, PhD, MPH, MPharm, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
Nadine Finigan-Carr, PhD, University of Maryland School of Social Work
Cee Ann Davis, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACOG, Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine
Donte Boyd, PhD, The Ohio State University College of Social Work
Jefferson Ketchel, MA, RS, Washington State Public Health Association
Credits Available: Earn 1.5 continuing education credits in CHES, MCHES, CME, CNE, CPH and OP (other professional)


APHA Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $10
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