Training and education play a vital role in preparing for public health emergencies and disasters. By continuously planning and preparing for potential events, we can improve our ability to respond effectively. Some of our training and education activities include practicing EIPHD's Emergency Operations Plan, collaborating with regional partners, and participating in community outreach. EIPHD's Public Health Preparedness Program utilizes training resources from several expert organizations to enhance our ability to respond. Examples of these agencies include:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Federal Emergency Management (FEMA)
FEMA provides many programs, courses, and materials to support emergency preparedness and response for emergency personnel, as well as the general public.
- FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (FEMA)
FEMA's Emergency Management Institute offers independent study courses on a variety of topics.
- Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP)
NWCPHP develops public health training courses and exercises for practice-based continuing education. Activities include short- and long-term courses and exercises in both on-site and distance learning formats.
Resources for Citizen Preparedness
There are many valuable resources online to help you and your family prepare for all types of emergencies. Some include:
- American Red Cross
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Federal Emergency Management Agency