Global OutbreakVirtual program that gives you a chance to practice using ICS and being
part of a decision team. Have fun! The program is available as an ipad app as well.
Games and Simulations
This link to the
University of Minnesota provide some games that are fun and provide an introduction to different roles that may have a part
in response to a public health event. They are short, free and easy. Scroll down the screen to Games and Simulation
and Have fun!
6 hour online course on Psychological First Aid. Gives you tools to help a child, a teen, an adult or a whole family
when tragedy strikes.
Psychological First Aid
From the University of Minnesota:
Free and Continuing Education Credits
NIMS and ICS: A Primer for Volunteers
provides an initial orientation to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) for
individuals who plan to volunteer during an emergency or disaster. he course is designed to help volunteers understand the standardized organizational structure and
communication system they are likely to encounter while responding to a crisis. Additionally, this training can serve as a
'just in time' review of these basic principles.
Disaster in Franklin County: A Public Health
this simulation, the learner will assume the perspective of various public health professionals responding to a natural disaster.
They will make decisions on behalf of a county public health director, a public health nurse, an environmental health specialist,
and other public health professionals. By approaching the emerging public health issues from these perspectives, the players
gain a deeper understanding of the issues at hand, the decisions that colleagues in other disciplines face, and how those
decisions impact his or her area of expertise.
Zoonoses (Public Health Emergency Training
This online module
describes the types and transmission of zoonotic diseases, identifies zoonoses of public health significance, and outlines
general principles and procedures for surveillance and emergency preparedness.
POD- Points of Dispensing
training is designed to provide an overview and orientation to the general operations of a POD. It is intended to complement
just-in-time training provided at the time of deployment. Public health staff and volunteers may find this training beneficial.
Participants are eligible to receive a certificate upon completion of the training, which includes a pre-test, post-test,
NACCHO, in collaboration
with the DCVMRC, announces the availability of a National MRC Training Plan and the integration
of the new MRC Volunteer Core Competencies into MRC-TRAIN. The updates to MRC-TRAIN will align with the recent adoption of
the Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (DMPH) for MRC Volunteers. The National Training Plan
in MRC-TRAIN is an online version of the NACCHO-MRC Training Plan released in April. It will allow MRC-TRAIN users to select
courses based on the DMPH Competency and Learning Path they choose and track their progress. The
National MRC Training Plan provides a standard core set of training for all members of the MRC network to access. This standard
core set of training will help to make collaboration between MRC units more efficient.
New to MRC-TRAIN? Take a few moments to view MRC-TRAIN 101 for Volunteers for helpful information on setting up and managing your
Through this site, you can:
Quickly find and register for many courses listed on Train.org and participating TRAIN affiliate sites,
Track your learning with personal online transcripts,
- Access valuable materials, course
reviews, and discussions to improve your learning experience, and
- Stay informed of the latest public
health trainings for your area or expertise.