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Introduction to Public Health Preparedness and Response

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This training includes content that will introduce participants to the key concepts and terminology associated with public health preparedness and response.

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Topic 1: Introduction to PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

  • Part 1: Public Health Preparedness and Response
  • Part 2: The National Incident Management System

Trainer

Sivan Kohn is a Research Associate and Training Specialist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness (JH-CPHP).  Her areas of research interest include preparedness education and cross-border issues during disasters.

After completing her formal education in Biomedical Science (1998-B.Sc) and Clinical Pharmacology (1999-Hons.Clin.Pharm.), Sivan spent five years working in pharmacology research and development in Israel and Europe [2000-2005].

During and after her studies, Sivan spent five years working in disaster response for the Israeli Red Cross and National Israeli Ambulance Service (1995-2000) and in recent years, has moved towards a career in public health preparedness.  In 2006 Sivan spent a year working in emergency management for the biggest children’s hospital in Australia and in 2008, completed her Master of Public Health degree with a focus on disaster preparedness and response.

For the past 3 years, Sivan has worked with the JH-CPHP on various research projects including creating and delivering public health-specific ICS/NIMS, and other public health preparedness trainings for local health departments in Maryland and the National Capital Region.

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