• KCU Hosts Lecture on Health-care Workforce Response to Public Health Crises

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 25, 2012) – Do you know how to motivate your health-care staff to respond to emergencies? Would you like to increase the probability that they will come to aid in a crisis?

    KCU will host a free lecture on the willingness of the health-care workforce to respond to public health emergencies at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 4, in the Student Activity Center on the KCU campus.

    Daniel Barnett, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the department of environmental health sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will discuss considerations for improving health-care workers’ response to disasters based on his findings from a four-year study funded by the Center for Disease Control.

    Barnett has conducted extensive research on public health emergency readiness and response with a focus on:

    •     disaster response surge capacity;
    •     design and evaluation of preparedness curricula for public health workers;
    •     mental health aspects of public health emergency response;
    •     public health readiness exercises; and
    •     organizational culture change issues facing health departments in building
    •     a ready public health workforce.

    The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the KCU website. To register, contact Brenda Chezek at or call 816-654-7352 by May 30.

    About KCUMB
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, located at 1750 Independence Avenue in Kansas City, Mo., is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine. Founded in 1916, its College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state.

    Posted: 05/25/2012

    Category: Events