State-based Training

CDC’s Health Studies Branch (HSB) provides consultation and technical assistance during a disaster response and disaster epidemiology training throughout the year. HSB provides disaster epidemiology training to state and local public health and emergency response staff by request. The purpose of the trainings is to 1) increase emergency response capacity, 2) improve disaster epidemiology skills, and 3) share lessons learned. If you are a state, regional, or local health department and would like to be considered for training, please consult with your leadership and then contact You may also download a Disaster Epidemiology Training Request form pdf icon[PDF – 458 KB]. A presentation template ppt icon[PPT – 34 MB] (508 PDF version pdf icon[PDF – 10 MB]) for full-day CASPER training is also available

Online E-Learning

CDC’s Health Studies Branch is pleased to provide the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) Online Learning Tool (WB2390).

The goal of the CASPER E-Learning is to supplement the CASPER toolkit by providing an overview of the CASPER methodology, its uses, and the local capabilities required to conduct a CASPER. Continuing Education (CE) credits are also available. You may register for CE credits HERE. We hope that you find this e-learning tool useful; whether it is the first time you are exposed to CASPER or you are a seasoned veteran looking for a refresher.

Page last reviewed: May 17, 2018