Emergency Planning for Local Public Health

Emergency Management
Online Course
50 minutes
Harvard University
Harvard School of Public Health PERLC

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This course provides a foundation for local public health practitioners in emergency planning principles, and the integration of public health into the emergency planning process. This course has been created for local public health workers, and others who are interested in public health emergency response. It will introduce public health emergency planning issues, and describe public health roles and responsibilities during a disaster. Learning objectives will help to build skills so that the public health worker can ‘contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans which is competency 3.2 under Plan and Improve Practice.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Recognize the importance of emergency planning for local public health
  • List the 4 phases of emergency planning
  • Identify the essential components of an emergency plan
  • Understand the role of local public health in an emergency response
PHEP Capabilities: 
Community Preparedness
Community Recovery
Emergency Operations Coordination