Learning Sessions and Demos
Improving the operational performance of disaster responders is a national priority. The NCDMPH works to do so in a number of ways. One key element is research. The objective of one study was to characterize US-based disaster training courses currently available to disaster medicine and public health professionals. Its purpose is to better inform policies and decision-making regarding workforce and professional development.
In a companion study, the NCDMPH identified 196 humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HA/DR) courses from across the Department of Defense. There is an abundance of CBRNE content relative to all other HA/DR relevant focus areas. The DOD largely focuses education and training toward developing military leaders across the continuum. The currently available trainings do not reflect a greater strategy or unity of effort. They are not based in disaster medicine and public health competencies, as defined by the field.
Additionally, participants will engage in activities from the NCDMPH Core Curriculum for Disaster Health Professionals.