Public health-specific National Incident Management System trainings: building a system for preparedness

TitlePublic health-specific National Incident Management System trainings: building a system for preparedness
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKohn, S, Barnett, DJ, Galastri, C, Semon, NL, Links, JM
JournalPublic health reports (Washington, D.C.: 1974)
Volume125 Suppl 5
Pagination43 - 50
Date Published2010
ISBN Number0033-3549; 0033-3549
KeywordsCivil Defense/education, Cooperative Behavior, Disaster Planning, Education, Public Health Professional/organization & administration, Humans, Local Government, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Health Administration, United States
Abstract

Local health departments (LHDs) are at the hub of the public health emergency preparedness system. Since the 2003 issuance of Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5, LHDs have faced challenges to comply with a new set of all-hazards, 24/7 organizational response expectations, as well as the National Incident Management System (NIMS). To help local public health practitioners address these challenges, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness (JH-CPHP) created and implemented a face-to-face, public health-specific NIMS training series for LHDs. This article presents the development, evolution, and delivery of the JH-CPHP NIMS training program. In this context, the article also describes a case example of practice-academic collaboration between the National Association of County and City Health Officials and JH-CPHP to develop public health-oriented NIMS course content.

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