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CDC provides training in emergency preparedness response for the public health workforce, healthcare professionals, and leaders in the public and private sector.

  • CDC Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication (CERC)
    CERC program educates and trains public information officers, public health responders, leaders, and others about the principles and application of CERC when responding to a public health emergency.
  • CDC Learning Connection/Emergency Management
    CDC Learning Connection is a one-stop learning resource that can help increase public health knowledge and skills and meet professional development needs.
    CDC TRAIN provides access to learning products for the public health community.
  • CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)
    COCA provides clinicians with the most current and reliable information available on emerging health threats such as pandemics, natural disasters, and terrorism.
  • CDC Public Health Law Program: Emergency Preparedness
    Central repository for emergency preparedness-related statutes, regulations, orders, reports, and legal tools to aid jurisdictions considering updates and clarifications to their public health emergency legal preparedness activities.
  • CDC Public Health Preparedness and Response Partner Resources
    Links to numerous tools, resources, and situational awareness portals published by non-governmental and governmental partners.
  • HRSA Public Health Training Center (PHTC) Network
    PHTC Network improves the Nation’s public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competence of current and future public health professionals.
  • Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC)
    CDC funds preparedness training based in U.S. schools of public health to meet preparedness and response training and education needs of the US public health workforce. The PERLC provides core competency-based Continuing Education training to state, local, and tribal public health authorities in the area of public health preparedness and response in both short, single-module courses and series.


  • FDA’s Emergency Preparedness and Response offers a free online course Training – ICS-100.FDA on using Incident Command System (ICS) principles in incidents involving FDA-regulated products. 


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