Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

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This course presents the background and history of public health emergency preparedness, federal public health preparedness programs and resources, and who participates in a federal response to public health emergencies.


CEU: 1 contact hour (1 CEU) awarded upon successful completion


By the end of Public Health Emergency Preparedness training, the learner will be able to:

  • Define a public health emergency
  • Describe the key features of the national Laboratory Response Network (LRN)
  • Identify the federal agencies responsible for coordinating the response to a public health threat, and describe their individual roles



Capability 1: Community Preparedness

Function 2: Build community partnerships to support health preparedness

Function 3: Engage with community organizations to foster public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health social networks

Function 4: Improve public health surveillance and epidemiological   investigation systems

Capability 12: Public Health Laboratory Testing

Function 1: Manage laboratory activities

Function 4: Support public health investigations


Model Leadership

1.3 Facilitate collaboration with internal and external emergency response partners

1.6 Act within the scope of one’s legal authority

 Communicate and Manage Information

2.3 Report information potentially relevant to the identification and control of an emergency through the chain of command

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