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Emergency Management Institute

In-person FEMA preparedness and response courses.


Center for Domestic Preparedness

In-person FEMA Healthcare Courses in preparedness and response include: Healthcare Leadership for All Hazards Incidents and Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents.




Online Training





Mass Gatherings: Are You Prepared?


Food poisoning at the fair, rabies exposure at the rodeo, crowd trampling at a World Cup game: what is the role of public health at events that attract large crowds? This module will teach you to assess and plan for the prevention and mitigation of public health threats at mass gatherings. It covers topics of risk assessment, surveillance, health response, coordination, and communication. This 90-minute module can be completed over several shorter sessions. It also includes a unique practice scenario to further enhance your learning.




Inclusive Just-In-Time Training


Inclusive Just-In-Time Training (JITT) is an online module for public health leaders that describes the framework, methods, and environment of Inclusive JITT. A case study follows Susan, a long-time public health nurse administrator, who receives Just-In-Time Training for a mass vaccination response to a disease outbreak. This case study illustrates the three principles of Inclusive JITT—learning dimensions, learning styles, and cultural context—and describes how local health departments can adopt and use the model to better train their response staff.

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice modules are accessed through a secure learning environment called PH LearnLink, which allows you to keep track of your learning experiences as you take our modules.You may find the help pages useful when getting started in PH LearnLink.

IS-100.HCb - Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Healthcare/Hospitals



Introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.  This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of ICS.  It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  This course uses the same objectives and content as other ICS courses with healthcare/hospital examples and exercises.

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Approximately 3 hours to complete

IS-200.HCa Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations



IS-200.HCa is designed to provide training on the Incident Command System (ICS) to healthcare professionals whose primary responsibility is emergency management, to include middle management within a hospital or healthcare system. Such professionals may include physicians, department managers, unit leaders, charge nurses, and hospital administrators that would have a leadership role during an incident.


  • IS-100.HC Introduction to the Incident Command System for Healthcare/Hospitals is a prerequisite.
  • Completion of IS 700A, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction is recommended.

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Approximately 3 hours to complete







Partners in Emergency Preparedness


Experiencing Partnerships!

The Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference is the largest and most successful regional emergency preparedness conference in the Pacific Northwest.

Dana Colwell 253.445.4575

Location: Tacoma
Cost:  TBA


Other Resources




Psychological First Aid (PFA) Online Course

A 6-hour interactive course that puts the participant in the role of a providers in a post-disaster scene.  Free.


Toolkits for Emergency Preparation

Toolkits on Healthcare Coalition Development, Isolation and Quarantine, Vulnerable Populations, Workforce Activation, and Risk Communication.  Free.


PIO Social Media Training

A structured online training in using social media for first responder PIOs.  Most content free.


North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness Training Website

Wide variety of on-demand training, searchable by keyword or competency.  Free.


South Central Public Health Partnership

Wide variety of on-demand training, searchable by subject.  Free.


University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness
e-learning center

On-demand courses specific to emergency preparedness and response. Free


TRAIN National

On-demand courses in preparedness and response.  Free

Northwest Center for Public Health Preparedness

On-demand courses in epidemiology and other public health areas.   Monthly “hot topics” forum.  Free



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        Long-term Care Facilities: Emergency Preparedness Plans
Sponsored by: Center for Public Health Preparedness, School of Public Health, University of Albany. 
Abstract:  This lesson provides an overview of the first steps of emergency preparedness planning for Long-term care facilities. Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:
-Explain the benefits of preparedness planning
-Identify who should be involved in planning, both internal and external
-Explain the all-hazards model of planning and its advantages
-Explain the critical issues in emergency preparedness planning for long term care facilities
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Introduction to Mental Health Preparedness 3.5 hour training program
Sponsored by: The North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness
The following training is designed to raise awareness of the immediate and short-term mental health consequences of disasters for anyone who may be part of the disaster response. It was originally developed for public health professionals responsible for responding to public health emergencies including natural disasters, disease outbreaks and terrorist events. It may also be useful for staffs from other organizations as well as community members who volunteer to assist in responding to emergencies. Upon completion of this training program, learners will be able to:
-Describe the mental health consequences of natural disasters and terrorist events.
-Identify the mental health effects of disasters including issues related to anxiety, stress and substance abuse as well as resilience.
-Recognize behaviors that can assist survivors immediately following a disaster.
-Identify additional training and technical assistance resources for mental health preparedness.
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Protecting the National Food Supply
Sponsored by: Association of Public Health Laboratories
From prehistoric times to the present, food poisoning has been one of the most dangerous threats to human life. Today the threat is both global and fast-moving. Sponsored by the Association of Public Health Laboratories, this webinar focuses on the prevention of food borne diseases and, if prevention fails, coping with the aftermath. 
Click on the underlined title below to be directed to the Domestic Preparedness Web site.  You will need to register to view the presentations, but it is a very basic registration process.
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Great Handwashing Video
Sponsored by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Abstract:  Short 3.5 minute video to remind us of the importance of handwashing and the use of hand sanitizers to prevent the spread of illness. It is downloadable or contact Tiffany Reed 324.1405 to request a copy to show employees, family, friends or at events.
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Collaborative partnerships with response agencies throughout our Region better prepare us for any large-scale public health emergencies. VISIT YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCIES

Region 7 Coalition Annual Report 2011

ASPR FY09 Training Form With TABS

Hand Washing Video

Public Engagement Project - Final Report


CDC Newsletter

The Risk Communicator


Meetings 2013

Next Meeting Date

April 18, 2013


10pm - 2pm