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Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies

Linkages with Community Providers

Web Conference

This Web-assisted audio teleconference, broadcast December 16, 2003, was the fifth in a series on bioterrorism conducted in 2003 via the World Wide Web and telephone. The User Liaison Program (ULP) of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed and sponsored the program.

Select to access the Conference Sessions; all slides for each presentation are also available separately. Select for Playback Tips and Software Requirements.

While listening to the audio, you can also access the individual PowerPoint® slide presentations and manually move through the slides referred to by each presenter. There is a text version of each slide presentation as well as a text transcript of the entire audio portion of the audioconference.

An audio tape of the conference is also available for $10.00 through the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295. Ask for AHRQ 04-0013-AU, "The Role of Information/Communication Technology and Monitoring/Surveillance Systems in Bioterrorism Preparedness."

Program Overview

Bioterrorism represents a significant public health threat to the United States. Addressing this threat requires the rapid development of Federal, State and local capacity to respond to potential bioterrorism events. To be as effective as possible, these efforts must be directed toward improving the abilities of both our public health system and our health care delivery system, including the individual systems of care, facilities and clinicians that comprise the latter to detect and respond to such threats.

This Web conference examines issues and strategies for creating and maintaining linkages with community providers to effectively share information needed to prepare for and respond to acts of bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.

Conference Sessions

The streaming presentation includes the audio and slides presented during the Web program. Because this is a recording of the sessions, instructions to the participants are no longer relevant. To access each session, select Streaming Presentation. All slides for each presentation are also available separately.

Select for Playback Tips and Software Requirements.


PowerPoint® files can be viewed with Microsoft® PowerPoint® or with a free PowerPoint® Viewer.

Playback Tips

  • These streaming video presentations demand a lot from your computer's resources. You may find that the streaming video works better if you close other applications and windows on your computer.
  • To adjust audio levels slide the button in the lower right corner.
  • To start, pause, or stop playback, use the buttons in the left corner.
  • To jump ahead in the session, use the slider at the bottom.

Software Requirements

To access the audio clips, you will need Real® player software installed on your computer. To download a free RealOne® player, go to and select "Free RealOne® Player." Check the minimum requirements for each for your system; if you are a Macintosh or Unix/Linux user, select the player appropriate for your computer.

Follow the instructions provided for download and installation. If you are unsure of where you saved it on your computer, select "Start" on your navigation bar, then "Find," and search for "Real." When you find the folder, look for the "Set-Up" box, select that, and the installation will begin.

Current as of March 2004

Internet Citation:

Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies: Linkages with Community Providers. Web Conference, broadcast on December 16, 2003. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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