Visit these additional resources for public health emergency preparedness and response, including other training repositories and sites for workforce development planning.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competency Model
This competency model was created to establish a standard performance goal for the public health workforce, which is to “proficiently perform assigned prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery role(s) in accordance with established national, state, and local health security and public health policies, laws, and systems.”
The PERRCs toolkit inventory presents toolkits developed by the Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers (PERRCs) that are freely available for use and that can be implemented with limited support from the toolkits developers. This inventory was developed by the Emergency Preparedness, Research, Evaluation & Practice (EPREP) Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Topics covered include mental health preparedness, legal preparedness, leadership, communications, public education, community preparedness planning, evaluation, and preparedness exercises.
Public Health Foundation – Evaluating Emergency Preparedness and Response Trainings: A Knowledge Repository
This knowledge repository is intended for the emergency preparedness and response workforce, including organizations, institutions, and programs, interested in improving and measuring the impact of their emergency preparedness and response learning products.
A review of PFA online courses and tools conducted by the Preparedness and Emergency Learning Center at University at Albany in August, 2016.
Other Training Resources
The following resources provide training resources related to emergency preparedness and response activities.
This page features scheduled and on-demand emergency preparedness and response training resources offered by CDC, other federal agencies, and Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity partners.
Training resources, technical assistance, and exercise resources for citizens and first responders. The following Federal Emergency Management Agency trainings are recommended for all entry level public health practitioners:
- ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS), IS-100
- National Incident Management System (NIMS), Introduction, IS-700A
- National Response Framework (NRF), Introduction, IS-800.b
- Emergency Support Function (ESF) #8 - Public Health and Medical Services, IS-808
Evaluation instruments and resources related to hospital decontamination, hospital evacuation, hospital surge, hospital recovery, hazardous materials, and preparedness exercises.
National Association of County & City Health Officials - PHEP Capability Resource Portfolio for Local Health Departments
This portfolio contains resources for addressing the CDC Public Health Preparedness Capabilities. NACCHO also sponsors an annual Preparedness Summit.
Training portal provided by Washington State Emergency Management.
The following resources help tribal governments and organizations seeking information related to preparedness and emergency response activities.
Resources to help tribes understand the disaster declaration process, as well as the various disaster assistance programs they may receive.
Information on resources available to tribes to help them become more prepared for emergencies, such as training opportunities, grant programs, and preparedness tips.
Extensive list of resources related to tribal emergency preparedness and response.
An organization formed for the purpose of sharing information and promoting best practices in emergency management and homeland security in tribal communities.
The following websites provide general information and resources related to public health emergency preparedness and response.
Planning checklist for state and local governments to make emergency shelters accessible to people with disabilities.
Guidance, resources, and webinars on a variety of public health preparedness topics.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources for Health Professionals
Information on clinician outreach and communication, crisis and emergency risk communication, laboratory information, the Health Alert Network (HAN), and resources for responders.
Information on the Department of Homeland Security’s role in responding to disasters.
A tool developed by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health that helps individuals naviagte through over 1,500 legal summaries impacting volunteer participation in preparing for or responding to disasters.
Explains steps in the disaster process, the categories of disaster aid programs, and the difference between an Emergency Declaration and a Major Disaster Declaration.
This page is intended for individuals, families, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and local, state, tribal, territorial, insular area, and Federal governments looking for resources on national preparedness.
Find information, toolkits, and other resources relevant to governmental public health services.
Informational resources for citizen preparedness and links to academic journal articles.
Extensive collection of information and resources related to multiple aspects of emergency preparedness and response.
Description of public health workforce development activities related to preparedness, and links to core competencies and capabilities.