Education, Training, and Planning Resources
CDC provides training in emergency preparedness response for the public health workforce, healthcare professionals, and leaders in the public and private sector.
Education and Training Resources
- Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)
At the request of CDC, ASPH engaged experts to develop a model of core competencies for the public health preparedness and response workforce.
- CDC Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication (CERC)
CERC program educates and trains public information officers, public health responders, leaders, and others about the principles and application of CERC when responding to a public health emergency.
- CDC Learning Connection
CDC Learning Connection is a one-stop learning resource that can help increase public health knowledge and skills and meet professional development needs.
- CDC TRAIN
CDC TRAIN provides access to learning products for the public health community.
- CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)
COCA provides clinicians with the most current and reliable information available on emerging health threats such as pandemics, natural disasters, and terrorism.
- CDC Public Health Law Program: Emergency Preparedness
Central repository for emergency preparedness-related statutes, regulations, orders, reports, and legal tools to aid jurisdictions considering updates and clarifications to their public health emergency legal preparedness activities.
- CDC Public Health Preparedness and Response Partner Resources
Links to numerous tools, resources, and situational awareness portals published by non-governmental and governmental partners.
- HRSA Public Health Training Center (PHTC) Network
PHTC Network improves the Nation’s public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competence of current and future public health professionals.
- Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC)
PERLC develop, deliver, and evaluate core competency-based training and education that addresses the public health preparedness and response needs of state, local, and tribal public health workforce
Community Planning and Engagement Resources
- CDC Healthcare Facility Planning Resources
A list of resources to help healthcare communities plan for public health emergencies. These tools are intended for healthcare planners within specified settings like hospitals, urgent care and long-term care.
- CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response Preparation and Planning
Links to numerous emergency preparedness and resources planning resources.
- Meta-Leadership Summits for Preparedness
Learning and networking opportunities designed to prepare business, government and nonprofit leaders to act together in times of crisis.
- Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers (PERRCs)
PERRC examine components in the public health system in preparing for and responding to threats and findings from these projects are used to help improve public health practice for preparedness and emergency response planning and policies.
- Whole Community Program
A “Whole Community” approach to emergency management involves increasing individual preparedness and engaging members of the community as collaborative resources to enhance the resiliency and security of our Nation.