Webinars, Training, and Education

The Structure of IN-CORE for Risk-Informed Decision Making
Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning
Cost and Access: Free, available online

This recorded webinar details the features of IN-CORE, a computational environment that integrates estimates of the impacts of disasters on the built environment to help assess how disasters might impact communities and the effects of policy and project decisions on community resilience.

Online Training
Legal Aspects of Public Health Emergency Preparedness
University of Washington
Cost and Access: Free, available online

This online training serves as an introduction to public health law in the context of emergency preparedness for state-level public health practitioners. Topics discussed include specific policy issues, legal influence on public health programs, legal powers during public health outbreaks, the use of volunteers in public health emergencies, and government authority to declare emergencies. The course includes interactive quizzes and takes approximately one and half hours to complete.

Strength in Numbers: The Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) Network Map and Census
Cost and Access: Free, available online

This recorded webinar released the results of the 2018 census of the social science hazards and disaster research community. The census was the first attempt to generate a comprehensive portrait of social science hazards and disaster researchers and collected information about researchers’ disciplinary training, organizational affiliation, types of hazards and disasters they study, and their methodological expertise. The webinar also included a a demo of the Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) interactive map, which arranges the census data geographically.

Comprehensive School Safety Policy Trends
Save the Children
Cost and Access: Free, available for viewing

This recorded webinar focuses on applying research in urban child-centered disaster risk reduction and comprehensive school safety to policy matters. Topics include opportunities and challenges in policy development and implementation, trends and gaps in policy adoption, and case studies from Asia and the Pacific region.

The Role of People in Changing U.S. Fire Regimes
National Academies of Sciences
Cost and Access: Free, available for viewing

This webcast, recorded after the nation’s costliest fire season ever in 2018, examines how human interaction in the wildland-urban interface is changing the essential nature of wildland fire. Topics include how to live with fire, building better, and fire mitigation.

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

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.

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.

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.