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Alternative care sites, shelters, and points of dispensing (PODs) require a specific number and type of facility depending upon the public health scenario and the number of persons affected.

The Alternative Care Site Planning Model is intended to help public health officials evaluate the resources required to staff and equip alternative care sites in multiple emergency scenarios.

Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ HostedVideo, PDF ]

Prepare for an emergency by equipping first responders with the medication they need to safely respond to a biological incident or other public health disaster. Protect first responders while cutting down on response time.

The Bio-Pack toolkit demonstrates an effective model of medication prepositioning implemented in Montgomery County, MD.

Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ PDF, HostedVideo, Word, PowerPoint ]
Partner with Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainers in your jurisdiction to provide them with pandemic H1N1 influenza training resources.

Increase awareness of the threat of a pandemic influenza and its impact on the community and give CERT participants the education and tools needed to increase preventive health behaviors and limit the spread of the pandemic influenza virus.

Santa Clara County Advanced Practice Center, revised by the San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center
 

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Tabletop exercises are one of the strategies that the public health workforce can use to convene and engage their community partners. This resource provides state and local public health entities with information and guidance on the key ingredients to consider when developing and facilitating a bioterrorism tabletop exercise.

Dekalb County Board of Health Advanced Practice Center, revised by the San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center
 

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Provide child care providers with the knowledge and skills to develop a continuity of operations plan (COOP) for emergency events, specifically an H1N1 influenza pandemic.

This tool includes a trainer outline, notes, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations. The training can be used by local health departments or other community service agencies to help prepare the child care community for emergency events.

Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 

[ HostedVideo, PowerPoint, CD ]

This training program guides Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer candidates through various topics that conform to the MRC Core Competencies Matrix. The tool covers various topics, including disaster preparedness, universal precautions, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and other topics essential for the proper training of volunteers.

The CD-ROM includes resource links, videos, a course map, and exercises for self-assessment.

Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center
 
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This toolkit is designed to prepare child care providers for emergency events and to assist in recovery efforts by helping children cope with traumatic events.

Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 
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Develop or enhance existing resources and partnerships to increase call center capacity and improve the effectiveness of phone-based emergency communications with the public. This toolkit was developed with a focus on rural and suburban settings.

Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center
 
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This introductory training for the Incident Management Team develops participants' knowledge and skill in managing mass prophylaxis operations. The training draws on participant experience and expertise, and encourages participants to identify their learning needs. The training is suitable for senior managers or supervisors with limited time.
Cambridge Advanced Practice Center
 
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Local Heroes is an emergency preparedness training and social marketing campaign for public health agencies that is designed to introduce public health workers to the concepts within emergency preparedness and their role in a response. This DVD-Rom is a “train-the-trainer” and “train-the-workforce” resource that includes training materials and presentations designed to teach individuals how to deliver training to their public health workforce, and to introduce public health employees at all levels to the concept of emergency preparedness. Local Heroes also includes a number of branding and promotional items that can be customized to stimulate interest in emergency preparedness and instill a positive desire among individual public health workers to help them recognize and understand their specific role in response to a public health emergency.
Dekalb County Board of Health Advanced Practice Center
 
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The Managing Surge Response and Public Health Workforce Activation Toolkit provides knowledge, information and tools developed by the Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center in preparing its own surge response and Public Health Workforce Activation response plans.

The toolkit is designed as a guide, not a substitute, for the collaborative planning process that each health jurisdiction must undertake. The planning process, embedded in your local context, is necessary to develop a plan. Your team may add or eliminate sections of the process that will best fit the planning needs of your jurisdiction. The purpose of the toolkit is to help your jurisdiction save time during your planning process by suggesting a planning framework.

Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ Website, HostedVideo ]
The goal of the research project between the University of Maryland and Montgomery APC is to create mathematical and simulation models of mass dispensing and vaccination clinics (also known as points of dispensing or PODs) and to develop decision support tools to help emergency preparedness planners plan for clinics and other events. As part of the project we will develop a series of training modules on the topic of using computer planning models for public health preparedness. Module I is the first in a series of training videos discussing public health planning models.
Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 

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This online training module serves as a companion to our APC white paper on Inclusive Just-in-Time training as well as a primer for LHD leaders and administrators in understanding the model of I-JITT and how it can be adopted, adapted, and tailored in their organization. Learning Objectives By the end of this training, the learner should be able to: Define Inclusive Just-In-Time Training (JITT) Describe how to apply Inclusive JITT in a public health response Explain the importance of incorporating Inclusive JITT into ongoing organizational training and preparedness efforts Describe how to adopt Inclusive JITT at the local level The online module uses the example of Susan, a health administrator, and the type of training she received during a mass vaccination event. Additionally, through the use of video, the module reinforces the learnings and provides examples to illustrate visually, the concepts within. Contained within the course are knowledge checks and interactive activities intended to stimulate the learners in applying the content in the module.
Multnomah County Advanced Practice Center
 
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This public health clinic operations toolkit, developed by the Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center, incorporates four training modules and comes with the following items: an instructors guide; appendices of resources and templates; and two videos. Operation Caroline demonstrates a mock dispensing and vaccination clinic and Operation Dagwood demonstrates a mock smallpox vaccination clinic.
Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 

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PPE, Decontamination, and Mass Triage – A Short Course is a DVD training tool that provides introductory level and refresher training in three critical competency areas for public health and healthcare providers responding to mass casualty incidences (MCI) involving hazardous agents. It contains both didactic and disaster exercise videos showing 1) proper use of medical Level C personal protective equipment, 2) mass casualty triage, and 3) setup/takedown of a field decontamination unit that might typically be used in the event of a chemical or radiological disaster. It is based on the National Disaster Life Support Foundation NDLS-Decon training, a two day training course offered by the NDLSF National Training Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. The DVD-ROM also provides other resource links for readiness assessments for health departments and their communities for chemical and radiological preparedness, as well as other training resources. NOTE: This DVD is not intended as a substitute for hands-on training, nor does it result in NDLS-D or any haz-mat certification.
Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center
 

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Introduction to Public Health for Local Partners and Stakeholders is a CD training tool that introduces police and fire/EMS cadets to the principles of public health, with particular emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of public health during an emergency. This course reinforces the collaborative nature of emergency preparedness and the critical need to work together to ensure a coordinated, efficient community response. It contains both a didactic piece and Train-the-Trainer notes on public health, preparedness, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), epidemiology, and isolation and quarantine. In addition to the didactic piece, there are two scenarios -- avian influenza and white powder incident -- to help demonstrate how and where public health and law enforcement interface. This tool was pilot tested among Tarrant County police and fire/EMS, and the material for this tool is used on a regular basis at police academies to teach cadets. At each session pre- and post-tests were conducted to determine if cadets truly gained some knowledge from these sessions; all sessions demonstrated improvement from pre- to post-test. All classroom sessions provide course evaluation feedback forms, as well, that are used for course improvements and adjustments.
Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ Word, PDF, Podcast ]
This tool guides an experienced Local Health Department (LHD) administrator or Incident Commander (IC) through decision-making processes to allocate staff between two major types of public health operations both in advance of, and during, a public health emergency. Disease investigation (surveillance, investigation, contact tracing, and case management) due to a naturally occurring disease, food-borne outbreak, or bioterrorist event Mass prophylaxis (using medicines or vaccines to mitigate disease) While the tool applies to any incident calling for both disease investigation and prophylaxis operations, it is aimed at larger scale emergency operations requiring rapid decision-making to obtain and allocate surge staff resources—decisions that may have to be justified to and approved by authorities within, or outside of, the LHD. This tool is comprised of three distinct worksheets: Decision points in a flow diagram representing various points in disease investigation and mass prophylaxis operations Response questions for decision-makers to consider when collecting information to make decisions Staffing needs based on plans, the scenario, and specific decisions Although intended for disease investigation and mass prophylaxis operations, this tool operates within a greater public health context that may involve other interventions (e.g., isolation & quarantine, social distancing, and risk communication). This tool organizes complex information into simpler categories that will help determine resource needs based on the local situation, operational objectives, plans, and partnerships. For example: Tested plans that will achieve operational objectives. Risk communication plans to make the public an informed partner able to adhere to public health recommendations or requirements. Partner organizations that provide staffing resources to LHD operations, or that independently conduct operations. The tool includes a example emergency scenario to illustrate the proper use of the tool and a related public health decision-making pathway.
Multnomah County Advanced Practice Center
 
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A companion trainer guide for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fundamentals: Training for Environmental Health Professionals CD, this guide contains presentation outlines and group activities designed for environmental health managers and trainers.
Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center
 
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Using ESSENCE IV — A Self-Paced Training Course is a CD-ROM training tool that provides interactive guidance to public health and healthcare providers in the understanding and use of surveillance software system, Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics or ESSENCE. It contains an objectives-based learning assessment that will introduce the software and highlight its values and applications through a series of modules: Module 1 describes the purpose of the software and its importance as a syndromic surveillance system; Module 2 navigates users through the application and learn the various functions of each page; Module 3 educates the user on the various statistical functions and algorithms employed in the system; Module 4 explores the use of alerts and queries in daily surveillance; and Module 5 applies the user's training to the investigation of “real-life” public health scenarios. The training tool incorporates the guidance and expertise provided by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in the development of this product.
Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center