Educating health professionals to respond to bioterrorism

W. Paul McKinney, Gina C. Wesley, Mary V. Sprang, Adewale Troutman

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Abstract

In September 2003, a consortium of bioterrorism and health education experts from the University of Louisville, the University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, and the Louisville Metro Health Department received funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop a broadly based bioterrorism education program for health professionals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the surrounding region. This grant will fund a series of presentations tailored to the needs of professionals in medicine, dentistry, public health, nursing, behavioral medicine, allied health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and agriculture, providing coordinated training both on site and through distance learning technology. This article outlines the major grant-funded activities envisioned for the grant years 2003 through 2005, focusing on the use of standardized patients and computerized biosimulators, the transdisciplinary partnerships of the universities involved, and the essential collaboration provided by the state and local health departments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-47
Number of pages6
JournalPublic Health Reports
Volume120
Issue numberSUPLL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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