Public Health Emergency Community Preparedness for Tribal and Rural Communities

Vulnerable Populations
Online Course
45 minutes
University of Arizona
Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Learning Center
Emergency Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations
Community Preparedness

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This online module is designed for Tier II (mid-level) public health professionals. The Tier II target audience is defined as mid-level public health workers with 5 years experience with an MPH equivalent or higher; or 10 years experience with a high school diploma, bachelors, or non-public health graduate degree. This module integrates experiential learning and is competency-based. The competency model used is the Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies, sponsored by the CDC and ASPH.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify key aspects for local community emergency preparedness plans
  • Describe training and education opportunities which may incorporate community members when preparing for a public health emergency
  • Work in tandem with response agencies, community organizations and state/local/federal agencies when preparing for and recovering from a public health emergency
  • Identify methods of maintaining current and up‐to‐date emergency response plans
PHEP Capabilities: 
Community Preparedness