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Public Health Preparedness Exercises: From Design to Evaluation

Description

This presentation provides a practical overview of design, implementation, and evaluation of public health emergency preparedness exercises. The three basic types of exercises – tabletop, functional, and full-scale – are described, along with challenges to be addressed in choosing an appropriate exercise scenario and pitfalls to be avoided in the evaluation process. The guidance provided is consistent with an all-hazards approach to public health emergency readiness exercise activities.

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Topic 1: Public Health Preparedness Exercises: From Design to Evaluation

  • Part 1: Starting Principles and Pre-Exercise Design
  • Part 2: Pre-Exercise Design: Scenario Examples
  • Part 3: The Exercise Phase and the Post-Exercise Phase

Trainer

Dan BarnettDr. Barnett serves as a training specialist with the Center for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he provides a range of preparedness training to the public health workforce. He is also an Instructor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Barnett’s research interests include best practice models to enhance all-hazards public health emergency readiness and response. Specific areas of focus include design and evaluation of preparedness curricula for public health workers; mental health aspects of public health emergency response; public health readiness exercises; and organizational culture change issues facing health departments in building a ready public health workforce.

Dr. Barnett received a BA in English from Yale University and his MD degree at Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. He earned his MPH degree at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and he completed the Johns Hopkins General Preventive Medicine Residency Program in 2002.

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