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, and multimedia were prioritized 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.
To access a broader set of PERLC online training materials, visit the searchable database.
These 15 bundles address CDC’s Public Health Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities.
Capability 1: Community Preparedness Bundle
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.
Capability 2: Community Recovery Bundle
These trainings review tools and skills to help community partners collaborate to recover from an emergency incident.
Capability 3: Emergency Operations Coordination Bundle
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.
Capability 4: Emergency Public Information and Warning Bundle
These trainings review tools and skills for notifying the public in an emergency. Topics include risk communication, preparing news releases, and social media.
Capability 5: Fatality Management Bundle
These trainings review tools and skills for coordinating the proper care of human remains during mass fatality incidents.
Capability 6: Information Sharing Bundle
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.
Capability 7: Mass Care Bundle
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.
Capability 8: Medical Countermeasure Dispensing Bundle
These trainings review tools and skills for dispensing vaccines, drugs, and medical devices to counter the effects of infectious disease or other emergency threats.
Capability 9: Medical Materiel Management and Distribution Bundle
These trainings review tools and skills for managing and distributing medical supplies during an emergency, including an overview of the Strategic National Stockpile program.
Capability 10: Medical Surge Bundle
These trainings review tools and skills for preparing the healthcare system to provide necessary medical services during an emergency.
Capability 11: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions Bundle
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.
Capability 12: Public Health Laboratory Testing Bundle
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.
Capability 13: Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation Bundle
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.
Capability 14: Responder Safety and Health Bundle
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.
Capability 15: Volunteer Management Bundle
These trainings review tools and skills for recruiting, training and managing volunteers to assist during emergencies.
Introduction to Public Health Preparedness Bundle
These trainings present an overview of public health preparedness and response, introducing the learner to basic preparedness concepts including the federal preparedness infrastructure, terrorism preparedness, epidemiology, legal aspects of preparedness, leadership, emergency risk communication, and personal preparedness.
Emergency Preparedness and Response for Vulnerable Populations Bundle
These trainings review emergency preparedness considerations for vulnerable populations, including rural areas, Tribal communities, and people with special functional or access needs. Topics include community preparedness, mass care, sheltering, and risk communication.
Environmental Health in Disasters Bundle
These trainings review environmental health issues in disasters and emergency shelter settings, the role of public health in chemical and radiological incidents, and the impact of climate change on emergency preparedness and response activities.
Mental Health in Public Health Emergencies Bundle
These trainings review the mental health consequences of disasters, behavioral health preparedness, how to provide mental health crisis management during and after an emergency, and self-care for emergency responders.
Public Health Agency Management during Emergencies Bundle
These trainings present an overview of emergency preparedness and response for leaders of public health agencies. Topics include preparedness planning and exercises, leadership, workforce resiliency, and legal and ethical issues.
The Role of Public Health in Terrorism Incidents Bundle
These trainings review biological, chemical and radiological terrorism threats, related emergency preparedness and response activities, and ethical considerations related to public health and terrorism.