Public Health Planning for Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism

This training provides information on state and local public health emergency response planning for radiological and nuclear terrorism incidents. Public health officials at the state and local levels requested additional guidance on adapting all-hazards state and local emergency preparedness plans for radiological and nuclear incidents involving mass casualties. In response to these requests, this course will provide public health officials with the most current information regarding public health planning for response to radiation emergencies, including information on local government roles and responsibilities, radiologic monitoring of people (population monitoring), pharmaceutical countermeasures deployed by the strategic national stockpile, and the role of communications in a radiation emergency.

The DVD and CD-ROM with Supplementary Resources may be ordered by sending an email to

Page last reviewed: October 13, 2021
Content source: National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Emergency Management, Radiation, and Chemical Branch