Principles of Program Evaluation in Emergency Preparedness
This course presents the fundamentals of public health program evaluation. The goal of this course is to provide you with an introduction to the concepts necessary for running a successful public health program evaluation and how these concepts apply to the field of emergency preparedness.
1. Understand the different aspects of public health emergency preparedness capabilities
2. Recognize the different types of program evaluations
3. Understand the role of logic models in conducting a program evaluation
4. Distinguish the different indicators and understand their roles in conducting a program evaluation
Learning from Critical Incidents
This online training is designed for public health practitioners, emergency management, academic researchers, healthcare workers and anyone that may work on challenging public health events and wishes to learn from those events.
1. Describe critical incidents
2. Understand analysis of critical incidents
3. Describe challenges of critical incident analysis
4. Understand the Root Cause Analysis and Peer Assessment methods
Using Exercises to Enhance and Measure Preparedness
This course addresses the use of exercises to enhance and measure preparedness. Topics covered include a description of a preparedness exercise, and the purposes of exercises. The course also describes the process of designing, conducting, and evaluating exercises, as well as common pitfalls people experience in executing preparedness exercises. Learning objectives will help to enhance one’s ability to ‘participate in improving the organization’s capacities’ which is competency 3.3 under Plan and Improve Practice.
1. Describe the types of preparedness exercises
2. Understand the components of a discussion-based exercise
3. Understand the components of an operation- based exercise
4. Learn the attributes of a successful exercise
5. Learn about the exercise evaluation and improvement process
The CHEMPACK program began as an initiative of CDC’s Division of Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) in 1983 before oversight and operational control of the SNS and CHEMPACK moved to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in early 2018. It provides antidotes (three countermeasures used concomitantly) to nerve agents for pre-positioning by State, local, and/or tribal officials throughout the U.S. CHEMPACK Program is envisioned as a comprehensive capability for the effective use of medical countermeasures in the event of an attack on civilians with nerve agents.
For more information visit: https://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/chempack.htm
Please find below our CHEMPACK training modules conducted by Dr. Bernard: