SPH Zombie Apocalypse 2014

Library Learning Resource Center
4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI

Zombie Apocalypse Board

The zombies were here. Were you prepared?

University of Michigan's School of Public Health hosted its second annual zombie invasion on April 5.
The Zombie Apocalypse educational program is a public health awareness and preparedness scenario originally developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. It utilizes a zombie-related disaster simulation to actively engage participants in emergency preparedness and response. SPH has adapted the exercise for an all-new experience.

Goals for all participants:

  • Achieve an understanding of public health practice in the local health department setting.
  • Develop awareness of the important partnerships between public health agencies, community organizations, and the University of Michigan.
  • Appreciate the important role that public health agencies have in community engagement, education, public health emergency preparedness and response.

Objectives for EPID 607 class:

  1. Apply Incident Command System (ICS) skills learned from EPID 607 within exercise setting.
  2. Design functional public health epidemiology and preparedness exercise tools for community setting in partnership with WCPH.
  3. Implement a functional public health epidemiology and preparedness exercise within a community setting in partnership with WCPH.
  4. Understand the role of a field epidemiologist during an emergency response; implement questionnaires and collect data.
  5. Develop risk communication/data-based material's for health department and community stakeholders.

Other details about the event:

Representatives from MDCH were on hand to provide disaster preparedness information and kit checklists for home use.

Sponsored by: This apocalypse is conducted by the Applied Epidemiology for Public Health Practice course (EPID 607), in conjunction with Washtenaw County Public Health and the Michigan Public Health Training Center. It will be led by Dr. Eden Wells, Epidemiology faculty instructor. The event has the support of the SPH dean's office.

Contact: For more information, contact Dr. Eden Wells at ewells@umich.edu or call 734-647-5306.


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