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Public Health Emergency Preparedness resources.

American Nurses Association

Disaster Preparedness News & Resources

Weiner, Elizabeth. (September 30, 2006) "Preparing Nurses Internationally for Emergency Planning and Response": OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 11(3), Manuscript available at:

American Red Cross (ARC)


Disaster nursing training and education courses and information: Click on: Preparing and Getting Trained or visit:

Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemology-Emergency Preparedness

APIC offers education and reference materials for infection preventionists, healthcare and public health professionals, and disaster planners related to infection prevention and emergency preparedness enabling members to collaborate with local, state, and federal agencies in areas related to preventing infection transmission during disasters.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Al Hazards Info: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/hazards-all.asp
Specific Hazards: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/hazards-specific.asp
Disaster Mental Health/Coping with Disaster: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/

Centers for Public Health Preparedness

The website consists of CDC-funded Centers for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP), which is a national network of academic institutions working in collaboration with state and local public health departments and other community partners to privide life-long learning opportunities to the public health workforce, in order to handel the next public crisis.

CPHP Resource Center: a comprehensive catalog of free training and educational resources developed by experts in the field of preparedness education and training. Resources include web casts, exercise/drill/tabletop manuals, comprehensive course outlines and more.

Emergency Nurses Association

Provides the organization's all-hazards position statement on emergency prepardness. Also provides links to useful information on training, planning and public resources in the event of an all-hazards situation.

The ENA All-Hazards Position Statement is available from the position statement section of the ENA website.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

The FEMA website hosts a multitude of courses related to emergency management and disaster preparedness.

FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Program

Explaines what the Higher Education Project is: A program created in 1994 at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, MD to encourage and support the dissemination of hazard, disaster, and emergency management-related information in colleges and universities across the United States.

FEMA Independent Study/Training

Especially important: Incident Command System (ICS 100) and the National Incident Management System (ICS 700). NIMS and ICS constitute the basic foundation for all emergency response in the US.

Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Administration

Preparedness resources: resources for healthcare providers.

Medline Plus

Provides information and relevant links to disaster related topics. Presents: overviews, latest news, related issues, pictures, journal articles, organizations, statistics, etc.

National Nurse Emergency Preparedness Initiative

The National Nurse Emergency Preparedness Initiative (NNEPI) is a national initiative for the advancement of education and policy related to nurse emergency preparedness.

Online Course Info: Nurses on the Front Line: Preparing for Emergencies and Disasters

This is a highly-interactive, web-based course that provides FREE emergency preparedness training for nurses working in hospitals/acute care, schools, public health, ambulatory care, hospice/palliative care, long-term care, occupational health, and home health settings

North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness (NCCPHP)

Provides a list of topics of free online trainings available from The North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness. Click on any of the titles to see a list of linked trainings related to that topic. Note: Bioterrorism, Chemical & Radiation Emergencies; Disaster Planning, Response & Recovery

Nursing Emergency Preparedness Education Coalition (formerly known as: International Nursing Coalition for Mass Casualty Education (INCMCE)


INCMCE info:
The Nursing Emergency Preparedness Education Coalition (NEPEC) was coordinated by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. It was founded in response to recognition of the need for nurses to be more adequately prepared to respond to mass casualty events.

INCMCE competencies:

Public Health Foundation -TRAIN


TRAIN, the premier learning resource for professional who protect the public's health. A free service of the Public Health Foundation, www.train.org is part of the newly expanded TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN).

Through this site, you can:

  • Quickly find and register for many courses listed on Train.org and participating TRAIN affiliate sites,
  • Track your learning with personal online transcripts,
  • Access valuable materials, course reviews, and discussions to improve your learning experience, and
  • Stay informed of the latest public health trainings for your area or expertise.

Roots of Health Inequity


World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO resources for emergency preparedness

This is the link to the document "Integrated Emergency Preparedness and Response into Undergraduate Nursing Curricula"

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