Effective Collaboration to Plan and Respond to Communicable Disease Threats

ACRP Insight Event: The Airports Role in Reducing the Transmission of Communicable Diseases was held in March, 2018, and included members of the airport community in emergency management, EMS, ARFF personnel, and the public health community representing federal, state, and local officials. The objectives of this Insight Event were to (1) foster collaboration among these communities and stakeholders to achieve better outcomes and to identify further research. The event highlighted collaboration that has taken place between public health and airport staff in planning and responding to threats or actual events concerning communicable diseases. It also highlighted the importance of stakeholder collaboration to prevent, detect, and respond to the threats of communicable diseases. Engaging in planning activities, having correct information, and understanding risks will increase the likelihood of an appropriate and effective response by first and secondary responders. The event concluded with a tabletop activity where the participants engaged in a discussion of different ways they could collaboratively respond. This underscored the need for identifying and disseminating best practices. The objective of this research is to identify practices that airports and their public health partners have successfully used to prevent and mitigate the transmission of communicable diseases.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $600000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 03-49

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Greenberger, Marci

  • Start Date: 20181112
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677269
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-49
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2018 3:03PM