These training bundles were developed to direct catalog users to selected high quality PERLC online courses addressing several critical topics in preparedness, including the 15 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities, as well as six additional areas. The bundles are intended to serve as a starting point to build awareness in these areas.
Courses that were identified as being of particularly high quality with respect to interactivity, real-world applications, multimedia, and graphic design, were considered for inclusion in these bundles. Subject matter experts and pilot testers from public health agencies also provided input on materials for the bundles.
All courses included in these bundles were developed or revised by the PERLCs between 2010 and 2015. For certain topic areas, finding additional, more recently developed training may be advisable. To access other training resources, visit the resources page.
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CDC Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
These 15 bundles address PHEP Capabilities. The PHEP Capabilities were developed by the CDC to identify and describe preparedness training and workforce development priorities for state and local public health departments. A detailed description of the capabilities can be found here.
These trainings review tools and skills to help communities prepare for and respond to emergencies. Topics include: engaging community partners, community health workers, vulnerable populations, disaster behavioral health, and animal sheltering.
These trainings review tools and skills to help community partners collaborate to recover from an emergency incident.
These trainings review tools and skills related to the management and coordination of operations during an emergency response, consistent with jurisdictional standards and practices and with the National Incident Management System.
These trainings review tools and skills for notifying the public in an emergency. Topics include risk communication, preparing news releases, and social media.
These trainings review tools and skills for coordinating the proper care of human remains during mass fatality incidents.
These trainings review tools and skills for helping coordinating agencies share information in an emergency. Topics include Joint Information Centers, core informational needs, and legal considerations.
These trainings review tools and skills for coordinating the delivery of medical services in an emergency. Topics include the management of mass causality incidents, transportation triage, medical sheltering, and caring for people with special needs.
These trainings review tools and skills for dispensing vaccines, drugs, and medical devices to counter the effects of infectious disease or other emergency threats.
These trainings review tools and skills for managing and distributing medical supplies during an emergency, including an overview of the Strategic National Stockpile program.
These trainings review tools and skills for preparing the healthcare system to provide necessary medical services during an emergency.
These trainings review tools and skills for recommending and implementing non-pharmaceutical interventions during an emergency, such as isolation and quarantine, social distancing, decontamination, or other precautionary behaviors.
These trainings review tools and skills for detecting and reporting exposure to chemical, radiological, and biological agents during an emergency. Topics include the role of sentinel laboratories in emergency response, laboratory diagnosis, and laboratory safety.
These trainings review basic concepts in surveillance and basic epidemiology, as well as the role of surveillance and epidemiology during an emergency. Topics include basic epidemiologic methods and study designs, public health surveillance, disaster epidemiology and infectious disease epidemiology.
These trainings review tools and skills necessary to public health and/or medical staff responding to an emergency. Topics include personal protective equipment, hazmat, and responder mental health.
These trainings review tools and skills for recruiting, training and managing volunteers to assist during emergencies.