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Personal Preparedness Planning


Public health workers need to understand and implement basic concepts of personal preparedness planning so that they can function effectively as public health emergency responders in a post-9/11 world. These basic preparedness strategies can be applied to meet a broad range of public health emergency response challenges, including—but not limited to—acts of terrorism. Personal Preparedness Planning provides a practical introduction to these concepts that is tailored to the needs of public health responders and their families.


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Topic 1: Emergency Response Planning

  • Part 1: Assembling an Emergency Kit
  • Part 2: Make a Family Communication Plan
  • Part 3: Learning More about Readiness


danDr. 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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