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)external icon
At the request of CDC, ASPH engaged experts to develop a model of core competencies for the public health preparedness and response workforce.
- 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 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
The CDC Learning Connection features quality public health learning opportunities from CDC, other federal agencies, and federally funded partners. Through monthly website features, social media, and an e-newsletter, the CDC Learning Connection keeps you informed about public health trainings, including many that offer free continuing education (CE).
- CDC TRAINexternal icon
CDC TRAIN provides access to learning products for the public health community.
- 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) Networkexternal icon
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.
- Public Health Emergency Response: Needs Assessment of Leadership Training and Exercises in Incident Management
The Institute for Public Research at CNA and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) are conducting a web-based assessment through a project in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This assessment collects information at an organizational perspective from state, territorial, and local health department personnel in the United States.
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.
Page last reviewed: May 14, 2020, 11:30 AM
Content source: Center for Preparedness and Response