Below are recommended education and training opportunities that are
applicable for Community Health Centers as you continue to build and
implement emergency plans.
Focuses on a variety of public health and health care education
and training initiatives, including those oriented toward emergency
- This site includes a calendar that announces upcoming
training programs. Many/most of the events are at no cost or require
only a minimal fee. Another popular educational program is the MAPHTC
Public Health Cafes, conducted monthly at the MAPHTC offices, 714 N.
Senate Street, Indianapolis. The sessions are generally held on a
week-day morning, include refreshments and present attendees with the
opportunity to network with other professionals.
Yale offers a series of on-line courses on "emergency preparedness
topics for public health, hospital and health care workers. The
web-based courses are available at no cost to the user. The Yale site
includes some courses that would be of tremendous interest to CHC staff
members. A course on "mental health” would be of interest to CHC social
service staff members and other clinicians. Another course of
particular interest to many CHC staff members (particularly clinicians)
is "Small Victims; Big Challenges,” an offering on pediatrics and
NACHC provides members with information on relevant
emergency management education and training, and includes such offerings
in NACHC’s annual conferences and periodic web-casts or
ASTHO hosts an annual conference and periodic
additional conferences and forums. Many of the attendees represent
State/territorial public health officials, but also represent those in
leadership roles at public health and health care organizations.
NACCHO hosts an annual public health summit in early spring in
Washington, D.C. Many issues addressed are those that are of interest
to local public health and health care organizations. The Summit has
increasingly included sessions that are applicable to CHCs and emergency