Through comprehensive communications plans and programs, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) helps federal agencies educate workers and the community about the importance of preparing for public health challenges and emergencies.
ORISE frequently develops and contributes materials and research findings to various publications, which focus on health topics. ORISE also creates course materials, computer and Web-based exercises, and video teleconferences.
A complete list of ORISE resources focused on health communication and technical training can be found below:
ORISE worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a guide that would enable communities to prepare a timely and adequate response to radiation emergencies.
ORISE partnered with the CDC to launch HealthCommWorks, which is designed to help health communication professionals develop and disseminate effective messages.
The Hospital All-Hazards Self-Assessment is designed to help hospitals assess and identify potential gaps in their facility’s all-hazards emergency plan(s). The tool is geared toward hospital preparedness staff, including planners, administrators, and other key personnel.
The Medical Office Preparedness Planner is a tool for primary care providers (PCPs) and office managers to use to develop a pandemic influenza plan for their office, and then integrate their plan into the broader community plan.
ORISE developed the Community Assessment Tool (CAT) for the CDC to help strengthen existing preparedness plans by allowing the health care system and other agencies to work together during a pandemic.
ORISE offers a resource guide and tool kit for faith-based organizations and communities that would like to initiate a CHRIS program at their community or worship center.
ORISE helped develop a workbook to assist local organizations build the technological capacity to provide HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment information for their communities.
This document increases awareness of the educational materials available on the Internet that can be used to improve HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment education.
Programa de Igualdad de Acceso para Puerto Rico: Recursos de Información del VIH/SIDA de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina Workbook
ORISE contributed to the development of a Spanish-language workbook that outlines NLM resources related to HIV/AIDS prevention.
This document helps readers learn how to determine the accuracy of HIV/AIDS treatment information found on the Internet.
This interactive training program advises medical personnel on how to provide adequate and timely response in the event of an act of terrorism that would place an incredible strain on the public health system.
ORISE worked with the National Cancer Institute to develop the EPEC™-O CD-ROM and DVD to assist medical professionals provide end-of-life care for terminal cancer patients.