How ORISE is Making a Difference
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is helping improve our nation’s health by developing innovative health communication and training for industry professionals and the public.
From evidence-based communication and social marketing to specialized training and media analysis, ORISE is addressing a variety of health topics by partnering with government agencies to make a positive difference in human health. ORISE focuses its health communication and training efforts on consumer health, occupational health, school health and environmental health topics, including infectious diseases and biological threats.
A few examples of ORISE’s work to improve lives include:
To help prepare our nation for the possibility of a radiological emergency, ORAU supports The Nuclear Detonation Response Communications Work Group.
The CDC Influenza Coordination Unit recently won the 2012 Annual Public Health Policy Competition for a proposal to explore the use of nurse triage lines during an influenza pandemic.
ORISE is supporting the recently-launched Innovation Advisors Program that advocates the measures of better health, better care, and lower costs through improvement across the country.
ORISE designed and built a mapping application that helps CHEMPACK’s staff and their state and local partners keep track of the antidote cache sites and containers.
Following a mass casualty radiation emergency, public health professionals engage in population monitoring that is often conducted in community reception centers, or CRCs, but unfortunately, many public health departments are not yet prepared to conduct CRC operations.
ORISE was an integral partner in assisting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with hosting Bridging the Gaps: Public Health and Radiation Emergency Preparedness conference from March 21-24, 2011, in Atlanta.
ORISE maintained a key role in helping the CDC get the good-health message out to travelers throughout the United States and beyond through the award-winning Travelers’ Health flu prevention campaign.
ORISE used its automated data-mining program Auto-INFORM (Auto Immunization News FOR Managers) to monitor news articles, blogs, Twitter and the Web for information related to the H1N1 virus.
For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, ORISE has developed training materials to prepare the international community to respond to an influenza pandemic.
ORISE assisted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by developing a training program to prepare clinicians to respond locally to mass casualties with potential radiological injuries.
CHRIS provides health information training for program coordinators, a guide for nationwide implementation and a tool kit with resources for tailoring and sustaining the program.