Webinars, Training, and Education

Public Health Emergencies and the Law
District of Columbia Bar
October 16, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost and Access: $179, register by October 15

This webinar will examine legal issues related to recent public health emergencies and help legal professionals address such situations, especially where populations are disproportionately impacted. Topics include statutes related to public health emergencies, emergency preparedness and response liabilities, crisis and emergency risk communication, and the protection of special populations, volunteers, and health care personnel. Continuing Learning Credits are available.

Science for Disasters
FEMA Emergency Management Institute
November 26-18, 2018
Emmitsburg, Maryland
Cost and Access: Free, apply in advance

This three-day training is offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Management Institute to provide an overview of scientific principles and concepts shaping extreme events. Topics include basic scientific principles, geophysical and climate science in disasters, the scientific fundamentals of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. Continuing Education Credits are available.

Disaster Health Core Curriculum
National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Cost and Access: Free, available online

This free online video training consists of 11 self-directed courses to acquaint a broad range of healthcare professionals to topics in disaster health. Class subjects include personal preparedness, situational awareness, surge capacity, ethical and legal issues, and organizational and community response. Continuing education credits are available.

Halifax 100 – A Special Commemorative Episode
Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC)
Cost and Access: Free, listen online or in podcast app

This podcast discusses lessons learned since the Halifax Harbor explosion in Nova Scotia 100 years ago. A special episode of EPIC podcast—an educational resource on Canadian emergency management and emergency preparedness topics—this edition includes interviews with disaster experts and historians, as well as music from Natalie MacMaster and other Canadian artists commemorating the event.

Engaged Scientists Series
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
Cost and Registration: Free, available for viewing

This webcast discusses issues of environmental health and safety and helps equip scientists with community engagement skills. Topics include exploring techniques to work more closely with communities, fostering dialogue and enabling two-sided conversations about environmental science, and understanding the role of power and privilege in community-based research.

Communicating During a Crisis: What a Hospital Epidemiologist Needs to Know
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cost and access: Free, available for viewing

This webcast of a February 6, 2017, webinar is the first in a series that will help epidemiologists communicate during outbreaks. The discussion covers core principles of crisis emergency risk communication, crisis communication planning, and ways to tailor communication plans for individual audiences.

Cybersecurity and Healthcare Facilities
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ASPR TRACIE
Cost and access: Free, available for viewing

This webcast discusses cybersecurity issues for healthcare preparedness professionals. Topics include lessons learned from recent experiences, planning considerations, and steps the federal government is taking to address cybersecurity.

Going Off the Grid: Disaster, Resilience, and Off Grid Energy
Smart Villages
Cost and Registration: Free, available for viewing

This webcast discusses disasters and resilience and how they relate to off-grid energy, energy access, agricultural communities, and smart village efforts that provide opportunities to better respond to disasters.

Video Lecture Series
Socio-Environmental Immersion Program Lectures
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
Cost and Access: Free, available for download

This lecture series is the product of Socio-Environmental Immersion Program workshops. Each lecture provides an overview of a discipline; covers its history, foundational theories, and methods; and describes linkages of the overall discipline to socio-environmental issues and research. Topics include environmental history, change in socio-environmental systems, anthropology, sociology, economics, and ecology.

Online Course
Health Information for CBRNE
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Cost and registration: Free, register online at any time

This self-guided course gives an overview of the concepts of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) hazards, including National Library of Medicine resources for health-related information on planning, response, and recovery. Continuing education credits are available.

Online Training
Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disaster
FEMA Emergency Management Institute
Cost and Registration: Free, registration required to receive education credits

This course will provide emergency management professionals and faith-based organizations active in disaster with tools they need to effectively engage religious and cultural groups before and after disaster. The five-hour course can be taken online at the learner’s own pace.