Public Health Preparedness Exercises

Emergency Management
Online Course
45 minutes
University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina PERLC
Public Health Agency Management during Emergencies
Emergency Operations Coordination
Community Preparedness

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This training, offered by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, provides a broad overview of public health exercise planning with a focus on the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). It includes information about how to plan and conduct an exercise, prepare important documentation, and use evaluation results for improvement planning, as well as providing resources and tips for conducting successful exercises. It is part of a training series for preparedness staff at local public health agencies.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Explain the importance of using exercises to prepare for public health emergencies
  • Describe the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program or HSEEP
  • Discuss the phases of the exercise planning process following the HSEEP doctrine
  • Identify personnel needed for exercise planning and implementation
  • Describe the purpose of exercise documentation
  • List key tips for conducting an exercise
  • Describe the exercise evaluation process
  • Cite examples of lessons learned from past exercises
PHEP Capabilities: 
Emergency Operations Coordination