Training Resources

Partners from multiple sectors have some degree of responsibility for identifying and protecting vulnerable older adults during all-hazards public health emergencies. All emergency responders should have a basic understanding of the unique needs of this population in order to plan and care for them in an emergency. Service organizations should also consider training volunteers about the needs of older adults, as well as address any issues volunteers themselves may face due to their own age and medical conditions.

The Importance of Emergency Planning for Vulnerable Older Adults (PPT–2.2MCdc-ppt) | (PDF–2.2MCdc-pdf)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A slide presentation for professionals to use that identifies the importance of specific emergency planning for the older adult population.
The Pacific Emergency Management, Preparedness, and Response Information Network and Training Services (Pacific EMPRINTS)
The Pacific EMPRINTS is committed to the development of an on-going continuing education program for health professionals and first responders focusing on community-wide emergency management systems and the application of modern technology to assist professionals in the field.

Workforce Development and TrainingExternal
Montgomery County Maryland, Advance Practice Center
Resources and tools to assist local health departments to prepare and train a ready workforce (including community partners) for a public health emergency.

PREPARE: Disaster Preparedness for Senior Living and Long-Term CareExternal
Mather Lifeways
Comprehensive disaster plan templates and teaching materials to train senior living and the long-term care workforce.

Ready When the Time Comes Volunteer ProgramExternal
American Red Cross
The Ready When the Time Comes program trains employees of participating companies and organizations as Red Cross disaster volunteers to serve in an emergency.