Education and Training Resources
This document describes strategies to help emergency managers identify at-risk groups in their communities. The approaches and tools provided can help emergency managers identify, plan for, and assist at-risk groups or socially vulnerable populations within their community.
This document provides introductory information on the purpose, importance, and methods for approaching disaster surveillance in the U.S. The audience for this primer is public health personnel at state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) levels.
This training will help the public health and emergency workforce better prepare for and respond to disasters. The training is comprised of four modules: (1) Public Health Impacts of Disasters, (2) Public Health Emergency Management, (3) Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER), and (4) Disaster Surveillance. Continuing education (CE) is available.
This course provides information on properly completing death certificates for disaster-related deaths. The target audience includes medical examiners, coroners, physicians, and justices of the peace. CE is available.
This training is designed to prepare poison center personnel and other public health professionals to respond appropriately in a radiation emergency. The following topics are covered: (1) types of radiation emergencies, (2) protective measures, (3) exposure and contamination, (4) decontamination and medical countermeasures, and (5) risk communication. CE is available.
This slide set presentation provides an overview of Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER). STLT health departments may use these slides to provide a one-day CASPER training.
This slide-set presentation is designed to provide just-in-time training to STLT health department personnel on conducting a CASPER.
This toolkit assists personnel from STLT agencies in conducting a CASPER. The CASPER toolkit provides a step-by-step guide on sample selection, questionnaire development, training, data collection, analysis, report writing, and examples and templates of forms.
This toolkit features checklists, forms, and other resources for death scene investigators to use when collecting data at death scenes during and after a natural disaster or other weather-related events.
This toolkit contains customizable documents for an outbreak investigation, including a sample line list, sample medical record abstraction form, and sample questionnaire.
Toxicological Outbreak Investigation Training
The HSP provides in-person training on toxicological outbreak investigations to STLT and international public health agencies by request. For more information or to request a training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellows work with medical toxicologists at CDC to investigate various outbreaks of illness nationally and internationally.