Public Health in the Emergency Department: Surveillance, Screening, and Intervention—Funding and Sustainability

Authors

  • Robert Woolard MD,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (RW), El Paso, TX; the Department of Emergency Medicine (LCD, LAP) and School of Public Health (LCD), Yale University, New Haven, CT; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital and Department of Community Health, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (MM), Providence, RI; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (RR), Baltimore, MD; National Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute (CJC), Berkeley, CA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland (JMH), Baltimore, MD; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center (JSH), Denver, CO; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (DWH), Atlanta, GA.
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  • Linda C. Degutis DrPH, MSN,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (RW), El Paso, TX; the Department of Emergency Medicine (LCD, LAP) and School of Public Health (LCD), Yale University, New Haven, CT; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital and Department of Community Health, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (MM), Providence, RI; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (RR), Baltimore, MD; National Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute (CJC), Berkeley, CA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland (JMH), Baltimore, MD; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center (JSH), Denver, CO; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (DWH), Atlanta, GA.
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  • Michael Mello MD, MPH,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (RW), El Paso, TX; the Department of Emergency Medicine (LCD, LAP) and School of Public Health (LCD), Yale University, New Haven, CT; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital and Department of Community Health, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (MM), Providence, RI; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (RR), Baltimore, MD; National Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute (CJC), Berkeley, CA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland (JMH), Baltimore, MD; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center (JSH), Denver, CO; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (DWH), Atlanta, GA.
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  • Richard Rothman MD,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (RW), El Paso, TX; the Department of Emergency Medicine (LCD, LAP) and School of Public Health (LCD), Yale University, New Haven, CT; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital and Department of Community Health, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (MM), Providence, RI; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (RR), Baltimore, MD; National Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute (CJC), Berkeley, CA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland (JMH), Baltimore, MD; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center (JSH), Denver, CO; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (DWH), Atlanta, GA.
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  • Cheryl J. Cherpitel DrPH,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (RW), El Paso, TX; the Department of Emergency Medicine (LCD, LAP) and School of Public Health (LCD), Yale University, New Haven, CT; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital and Department of Community Health, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (MM), Providence, RI; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (RR), Baltimore, MD; National Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute (CJC), Berkeley, CA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland (JMH), Baltimore, MD; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center (JSH), Denver, CO; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (DWH), Atlanta, GA.
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  • Lori A. Post PhD,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (RW), El Paso, TX; the Department of Emergency Medicine (LCD, LAP) and School of Public Health (LCD), Yale University, New Haven, CT; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital and Department of Community Health, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (MM), Providence, RI; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (RR), Baltimore, MD; National Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute (CJC), Berkeley, CA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland (JMH), Baltimore, MD; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center (JSH), Denver, CO; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (DWH), Atlanta, GA.
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  • Jon Mark Hirshon MD,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (RW), El Paso, TX; the Department of Emergency Medicine (LCD, LAP) and School of Public Health (LCD), Yale University, New Haven, CT; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital and Department of Community Health, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (MM), Providence, RI; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (RR), Baltimore, MD; National Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute (CJC), Berkeley, CA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland (JMH), Baltimore, MD; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center (JSH), Denver, CO; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (DWH), Atlanta, GA.
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  • Jason S. Haukoos MD, MSc,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (RW), El Paso, TX; the Department of Emergency Medicine (LCD, LAP) and School of Public Health (LCD), Yale University, New Haven, CT; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital and Department of Community Health, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (MM), Providence, RI; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (RR), Baltimore, MD; National Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute (CJC), Berkeley, CA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland (JMH), Baltimore, MD; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center (JSH), Denver, CO; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (DWH), Atlanta, GA.
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  • Daniel W. Hungerford PhD

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (RW), El Paso, TX; the Department of Emergency Medicine (LCD, LAP) and School of Public Health (LCD), Yale University, New Haven, CT; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital and Department of Community Health, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (MM), Providence, RI; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (RR), Baltimore, MD; National Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute (CJC), Berkeley, CA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland (JMH), Baltimore, MD; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center (JSH), Denver, CO; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (DWH), Atlanta, GA.
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  • This work is the output from a consensus workshop conducted during the May 2009 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference in New Orleans, LA: “Public Health In the ED: Surveillance, Screening, and Intervention.”

  • Workshop attendees were as follows: Chris Carpenter, Esther Choo, Ted Christopher, Eileen Couture, Linda Degutis, William G. Fernandez, Fred Harchelroad, Jeremy Hess, Jon Mark Hirshon, Nancy Kerr, Barbara Kirrane, Robert Lipton, Rika Maeshiro, Douglas McLachlan, Michael Mello, Mary Murphy, David Orban, Lori Post, Mandy Roberts, Richard Rothman, Richard Sattin, and Robert Woolard.

Address for correspondence and reprints: Robert Woolard, MD; e-mail: robert.woolard@ttuhsc.edu.

Abstract

This article summarizes the work and discussions of the funding and sustainability work group at the 2009 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference “Public Health in the ED: Surveillance, Screening, and Intervention.” The funding and sustainability session participants were asked to address the following overarching question: “What are the opportunities and what is needed to encourage academic emergency medicine (EM) to take advantage of the opportunities for funding available for public health research initiatives and build stronger academic programs focusing on public health within EM?” Prior to the session, members of the group reviewed research funding for EM in public health, as well as the priorities of federal agencies and foundations. Recommendations for actions by EM summarize the findings of workshop.

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