Date: Tuesday, December 13th, 2005
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St, Pittsford, NY, 14534
Cost: $5.00 per person (payable at the door)
Potential Uses of GIS in Determining & Managing “Point of Dispensing” (POD) Site Suitability and Selection
Chris Durkin – Public Health Emergency Planner, Strategic National Stockpile Coordinator, Interim Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator, Monroe County Department of Public Health
Jeff Tewksbury – Town of Ogden Emergency Manager, Ogden GIS Coordinator
Monroe County Department of Public Health is in the process of identifying potential POD sites to be used during a large-scale public health emergency. These sites will be “activated” should it become necessary to provide immunizations and/or medication to the population.
These sites should be:
- Able to sustain massive patient flow rate
- Relatively easy to secure
- Easily accessible by the public
- Large enough to accommodate the layout, equipment, staff and patients
- Geographically centrally located
- Self sustainable if necessary
Members of the Site Survey Task Force have completed approximately 50-site surveys within Monroe County. The selection process continues and to date 17 sites selected have agreed to become PODs and responded with a signed Letter of Agreement (LOA).