Public Health Emergency Preparedness Training Resources
- SNS/Medical Countermeasures
- Suspicious Activity Reporting
- Introduction to PHEP
- Disease Investigation
- Pandemic Influenza
Strategic National Stockpile and Medical Countermeasures
CDC Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR)
The mission of the Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS) is to prepare and support partners and provide the right materiel at the right time to secure the nation’s health.
CDC’s Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) has large quantities of medicine and medical supplies to protect the American public if there is a public health emergency (terrorist attack, flu outbreak, earthquake) severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. Once Federal and local authorities agree that the SNS is needed, medicines will be delivered to any state in the U.S. in time for them to be effective. Each state has plans to receive and distribute SNS medicine and medical supplies to local communities as quickly as possible.
Public health problems are diverse and include infectious diseases, chronic diseases, emergencies, injuries, environmental health threats, and more. Learn about public health’s role in smoke-free laws, disease tracking, and hurricane disaster response. Find out how focusing on the health of groups of people has made our lives longer, prevented early deaths, and continues to make us healthier.
To assist state and local public health departments in their strategic planning, CDC developed 15 capabilities to serve as national public health preparedness standards. CDC’s Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning provides a guide that state and local jurisdictions can use to better organize their work, plan their priorities, and decide which capabilities they have the resources to build or sustain.
Online Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Training for Law Enforcement and Hometown Security Partners
The NSI training strategy is a multifaceted approach designed to increase the effectiveness of state, local, and tribal law enforcement and public safety professionals and other frontline partners in identifying, reporting, evaluating, and sharing pre-incident terrorism indicators to prevent acts of terrorism. To increase the effectiveness of this multifaceted approach, the NSI has developed training programs for frontline officers and hometown security partners regarding documented and verified behaviors and indicators that, when viewed in the totality of circumstances, may indicate terrorism related criminal activity.
- Law Enforcement
- Private Sector Security
- Public Safety
- Emergency Management
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Training
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Ever wonder what public health surveillance is or why it’s important? Learn how we use public health surveillance to follow disease patterns and stop diseases in their tracks. Hear Dr. Ralph Cordell, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talk about what makes public health surveillance an important part of public health practice from his 40 years in the field. See how data collected by public health surveillance systems drive decisions for programs and policies.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases explains the emergence and potential spread of new influenza viruses.