Webinars, Training, and Education

Webinar Series
Five Cybersecurity Threats
U.S. Health and Human Services Public Health Emergency
March 19 to April 18, 2019, 2:00 EDT
Cost and Access: Free, join at time of the event

This webinar series was created to help strengthen the healthcare community’s cybersecurity awareness and ability to address cyberthreats. The series examines five common threats and best practices for mitigating against them. Topics include email phishing, ransomware attacks, loss of equipment and data, insider attacks, and attacks against connected medical devices.

Assessing Public Health in Emergency Situations
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
July 1-12, 2019
Brussels, Belgium
Cost and Access: $2,000, register before May 31

This training will familiarize health professionals with techniques to assess the health impact of disasters and conflicts on affected communities. Topics included an introduction to epidemiology, nutrition during emergencies, food security, outbreak case studies, mental health, and access to water, sanitation, and hygiene. Grants, student rates, and accommodation packages are available.

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.