Track 5 - Healthy Populations and Communities (Chronic Disease

Infectious Disease & Resilience)

Sharing Session - 60 Minutes

G8 - Hepatitis A Outbreak in Michigan: Detroit Health Department Strategies and Lessons Learned

Wednesday, July 11
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Balcony I

This session will describe the unique epidemiological features of the current Hepatitis A outbreak in Detroit and Southeast Michigan and discuss methods for reaching high-risk populations with education and vaccination. Panelists will discuss the implications associated with prioritization of individuals for vaccination within the context of contrained vaccine supply, and describe the processes for implementing sustained vaccination programs in emergency departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers , and intake points at shelters.


Communicable Disease, Emergency Preparedness, Foundational Capabilities

Kenetra Young, PhD, MPH, MBA

Communicable Disease Manager
Detroit Health Department

• Hometown Health Hero April 2018
Credited with expanding the Detroit Health Department’s education and outreach efforts during the hepatitis A outbreak.
• Focus on People Award, Henry Ford Health System Nov 2015
For recognition of participation on system wide Ebola Preparedness team
• Davidson Fellowship for Entrepreneurs in Digital Health, Henry Ford Health System Innovation Institute Sep 2014- Jun 2015
One of 21 fellows chosen from over 200 applicants to address global healthcare challenges through innovation solutions and entrepreneur approaches
• Mentor of the Year, I.M.A.G.I.N.E Mentoring Program of Michigan Apr 2015
For recognition of outstanding contributions to the lives of others
• Bright Ideas Quality Award, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Oct 2012
For implementation of best practices for cleaning, disinfecting and proper segregation of dirty and clean hospital equipment

Certifications: FEMA ICS 100-800 Training; Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean/DFSS Certification; Pandemic Planning and Preparedness Training; Hands-On Training for CBRNE Incidents
Conference Abstracts/Presentations: “Economic Burden Attributable to Infection of Pressure Ulcers in Paraplegic Gunshot Wound”: IDSA, Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, October 21, 2011

Abstract: Cost of Pressure ulcers in Gunshot Wounds Victims with Paraplegia in Metro Detroit
SHEA, Annual Scientific Meeting, Dallas, TX, April 3, 2011

“Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella species at Detroit Medical Center”: Michigan Public Health Association, Michigan State University, March 19, 2010


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