Manual and Supporting Materials

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Exercise Evaluation Toolkit was created as a resource that public health agencies can use to improve the evaluation component of their emergency preparedness exercises. This toolkit contains information for exercise planners and evaluators to use when preparing to conduct and evaluate any form of emergency preparedness exercise. The full manual can be downloaded here.


Biddinger P.D., Savoia E., Massin-Short S., Preston J., Stoto M.A. Public Health Emergency Preparedness Exercises: Lessons Learned. Public Health Reports, 2010. 125(Supplement 5):100-106. (

Savoia E, Biddinger PD, Fox P, Levine D, Stone L, Stoto M.A. Inter‐agencies Communication and Operations Capabilities during A Hospital Functional Exercise: Reliability and Validity of a Measurement Tool. Pre‐hosp Disaster Med, 2010 Jan – Feb; 25(1): 52‐58. (


For additional exercise evaluation instruments, please visit the HSPH Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program (EPREP) website’s Exercise Evaluation Instruments page.