The Primary Care SIG was formed to bring together WADEM members with an interest and expertise in Primary Care during disasters. This SIG is open to all researchers, educators, health practitioners, and management personnel who have an interest in improving the use of and engagement with primary care practitioners during a disaster.
Have a look at the Primary Care SIG’s newsletters by clicking on the links on the left-hand sidebar. If you are interested in learning more about the SIG, kindly complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form.
Kaitlyn Watson, Sherley Khng, and Judith Singleton stop by the podcast series to discuss their article published in PDM, “Still Burning: An Exploration of the Impacts of the 2018/2019 Tasmanian Summer Bushfires on Community Pharmacy Operations in Affected Communities.” Read the full-text article – bit.ly/pharmacy-bushfires.
Mission: To promote local and interdisciplinary integration of primary healthcare into disaster management and to advocate for the primary health needs of the community throughout the different disaster management stages – prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Vision: Our vision is for future disaster management to better integrate primary care health professionals and for them to work collaboratively together with disaster health professionals, local hospitals, governments, and disaster management sectors to ensure the best health outcomes for patients in all stages of the disaster management cycle.
The Primary Care SIG is committed to a collaborative disaster management future. We strongly believe in the inclusion and interprofessional nature of disaster health management throughout the four disaster phases – prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.
For health professionals, researchers, educators, and managers, the Primary Care SIG offers a central point for the exchange of research, knowledge, learnings, and ideas on how Primary Care can be better integrated into and utilized during a disaster. We identify primary care health professionals as general practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, or any health worker who works as the first point of contact for a person within the community health system.
Objectives: The objectives of the Primary Care SIG are to:
Goals: The goals of the Primary Care SIG are to: