The Emergency Management Readiness Series consists of four courses that explain the importance of advanced planning to ensure a robust emergency response. Topics covered include an explanation on how to conduct a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA)/Risk Assessment; the steps taken to develop a comprehensive All Hazards Emergency Operations Plan; and, the importance of planning for disruptions to normal operating procedures during a disaster covered by a Continuity of Operations plan. The final course, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management, addresses the administration of an EOC during the response phase of a disaster.
The Functional Needs and Psychosocial Support Readiness Series consists of three courses that cover advanced planning and response considerations in emergency management. Individual courses cover the need to understand Disaster Mental Health issues when responding to disasters, the importance of Vulnerable Populations considerations when planning your response, and the significance of adhering to the principles and strategies of Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication when addressing both the public and the media.
Introduction to Public Health Preparedness Series was created in 2005
by the Arizona Center for Public Health Preparedness (AZCPHP), the
predecessor of the Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response
Learning Center (MWPERLC). It was designed to provide an overview for
public health professionals new to the field of emergency preparedness,
planning, and response. While the information presented was current as
of 2005, some of the terminology and policies have undergone subsequent
changes and refinement. None the less, the materials provide a strong foundation for gaining
the skills and perspective needed to understand how best public health
practices are integral to the creation of policies endorsed by the
emergency preparedness community.