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  • Haiti Earthquake Response: Disability and Health Branch

    Addresses the Needs of Amputees

    Marcia Miller , M.P.H, M.S.W Mary Helen Witten, M.P.H., M.S.W

    April 26, 2010

  • The Earthquake

     On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck the nation of Haiti, causing catastrophic damage inside and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince

     Serious loss of life and injuries expected

  • Haiti Earthquake Facts

     Worst earthquake to hit Haiti in 200 years  Up to 3 million people lived in the area worst hit  Poorest country in the western hemisphere  Government of Haiti said more than 230,000

    people died in the earthquake  300,000 people are believed to have been injured  1.2 million people were left needing emergency

    shelter

    Source:  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ha.html  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/15/world/americas/15haiti.html

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ha.html� http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/15/world/americas/15haiti.html�

  • D&H Responds

     Immediate Goal:

    Establish internal and external collaborations

    Prioritize activities and respond to requests

     Identify the needed medical information for both clinicians and amputees

     Identifying funding and policy initiatives

    Disseminate information in accessible and suitable formats for patients and clinicians

    Culturally appropriate materials

  • Collaborations

     Vince Campbell talks with Mark Bashor, OPHPR lead for at-risk populations to start discussions around the response

     Brian Armour pulls together informal meeting with D&H staff and Amputee Coalition of America’s (ACA) to discuss potential role during this crisis regarding:  Disability  Amputation surgeries  Wound care  Limb care

     Mary Helen Witten, Marcia Miller, and Amanda Aldridge work with ACA on their draft Plan of Action and Communication’s Plan

  • Collaborations Cont.

     Marcia Miller works with Associate Director of Communications in Injury, EOC/CHET, Clinician Desk and translation services

     Amanda Aldridge/NCBDDD Communication’s office work on messaging and media coverage  Mary Helen is interviewed by media

     Brian Armour and Vince Campbell follow up with CIOs:  Clifford McDonald, Chief, Prevention and Response Branch,

    DHQP, answers questions on lack of sterile water for irrigation

     Rick Hunt (Division Director and Emergency Physician), Scott Sasser, and Ernie Sullivent in Injury re: surveillance efforts

  • Amputee Coalition of America quickly identified as the key external partner in the efforts to address the need for information, fact sheets, clinical expertise and other partners.

  • The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) and msnbc.com are working together to open a dialogue between U.S. amputees and recent amputees in Haiti. The msnbc.com "Building a Life Worth Living" project will translate amputees’ interviews and essays into Kreyòl (Haitian Creole) to be shared with those in Haiti. You can also read them in English at haitiamputees.msnbc.msn.com, including an interview with ACA member and certified peer visitor Mona Patel and her open letter to Haitian amputees (see “Letters to Haiti: A Young Mother Copes With Amputation”). Check back soon for future interviews, including those with ACA President & CEO Kendra Calhoun and ACA Board member Marshall J. Cohen.

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  • Collaborations, Cont.

     Mary Helen Witten worked with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation on their response to the crisis

     Two 10K grants have been issued to Brightcove and Portlight Strategies to support the efforts in Haiti

     Assisting both ACA and Reeve to determine what other partners they might work with and next steps to improve immediate communication and lay the ground work for long term rehabilitation need and peer support options

  • Responding to Requests

    Requests for information on crush injuries, wound and limb care from:

     USNS Comfort deployed to Haiti (long term key ACA partner – direct communication) -3 football fields long and one wide -250 hospital beds -550-person medical team …intensive care units and wards were beginning to fill to capacity of 1,000 beds. “We have never had that number on the ship, but we can do it,” -- Navy Dr. (Capt.) Jim Ware, The Medical group commander

     CDC Emergency Operations Center, Clinician Desk

    (Source: Baltimore Sun 01/17/10)

  • Information for Patients and Clinicians

     Mary Helen and Marcia worked with ACA to modify existing materials

     Easy to read information

     Consider devastation and lack of resources

     One page fact sheets: culturally and situationally sensitive; appropriate reading level

     FACT SHEET FOR PATIENTS AFTER AMPUTATIONS OR OTHER SURGERIES

     HOW CAN I TAKE CARE OF MY NEW ARM OR LEG?

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  • Working with the EOC

     http://eocportal/

     CDC EOC serves as the CDC/ATSDR's central public health incident management center for coordinating and supporting the staff, information, communications, and security issues associated with CDC's response to public health disasters, emergencies, disease outbreaks, and investigations.

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  • Patient Education Materials

     In working with the ECS’s JIC, IMT, TSU, Web, CHET, and Clinician Desk…the materials were made available online at:

     http://www.emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/  Under “Haiti: Info for Specific Groups -- Amputees:

    http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/ampute es.asp

     Translations were handled within 48 hours via the CHET  Once cleared, podcast scripts were developed and posted:

    http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=769688  Angie Colson, Charlotte Duggan, Tom Race and Matthew

    Reynolds  Educated the ECS about ACA and listing their link on the

    CDC Emergency website

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  • Clinician Information

     Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity, COCA call (March 3, 2010)

     Presentation: Physical and Psychological Impact of I