Health Emergency Risk Management Framework Consultation
– with the World Health Organization
CCOUC is a consultancy agent for the WHO Health Emergency Risk Management Framework (HERMF), which illustrates guiding principles of emergency risk management and improving public health preparedness for its member states.
CCOUC assists in identifying key components to be incorporated into an internet-based information and support system for member states, especially members in the Asia Pacific region, to strengthen emergency risk management capacities and competencies.
CCOUC’s ongoing projects provide field laboratories for methodological feasibility analysis of the HERMF workforce. CCOUC contributes to the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in identifying and presenting essential measurements for assessing emergency risk management and performance indicators appropriate for remote communities in Asia.
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Consultation on the health emergency risk management framework and improving public health preparedness
Duration: April 2011 – Apr 2013
Working with the World Health Organization, War Trauma Foundation, and World Vision International, CCOUC coordinates the adaptation of the WHO Psychological First-Aid guide (PFA-guide) to be used as the standard post-disaster psychological intervention manual for Chinese-speaking communities.
Being the first post-disaster mental health intervention manual issued by the WHO, the adapted PFA-guide in Chinese serves as a significant milestone for the adoption of evidence-based mental health intervention in post-disaster Chinese-speaking communities, which contributes the highest number of people affected by disasters annually in the global context.
CCOUC oversees the adaptation process of the PFA-guide, which includes reviewing and providing empirical information relevant to mental health in the Chinese-context, adapting and translating the guideline into Chinese, as well as reviewing the overall cultural-appropriateness of the guideline.