Education, Training, and Planning Resources

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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)
    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 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) Network
    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.

Community Planning and Engagement Resources