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PERLC Education and Training Resources

On this page you will find featured emergency preparedness and response training resources offered by the Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC). Training is based on the Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competency Model. If you have questions about this page, please email us at

Model Leadership Domain

Emergency Management and Preparedness Planning for Community Health Center Leaders
This course is designed to aid community health centers in developing and maintaining an emergency management plan and evaluate how the plan might function in a disaster scenario for organizations that have already developed plans. PERLC: University at Albany

Communication and Manage Information Domain

Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) for Health Educators
Online CERC course is presented in three part: Part A: Recognizing Reactions; Part B: Understanding Your Role as a Health Educator; and Part C: Communicating the Message Across Different Segments of the Population. PERLC: Harvard University

Plan for and Improve Practice Domain

Basic Tier 1 Public Health Emergency Preparedness Online Course
This Tier 1 course uses case studies, and seminar videos to identify and describe the role of public health professionals in emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. PERLC: University of Arizona.

Protect Worker Health and Safety Domain

HAZMAT for Healthcare Providers: Awareness Level-2013
During HAZMAT incidents, hospital personnel must protect both themselves and others from exposure to hazardous material while providing care for contaminated patients. This course is intended for healthcare workers who may potentially have contact with contaminated patients. PERLC: University of Iowa

Personal Emergency Preparedness: Planning for the Public Health Worker
A critical element of being professionally prepared is to be personally prepared. This uses an interactive, 5 action-step preparedness model to help learners become better prepared for emergencies and disasters, personally and professionally. PERLC: Columbia University.