|NAME||TxHRH101: Emergency Management and Public Health: Working Together to Prepare for a Disaster|
|COURSE STARTS||Open Enrollment|
|COURSE ENDS||7 weeks to complete from date of registration|
|LEVEL OF TRAINING||Introductory|
|CEU ELIGIBILITY||Not eligible for CEUs|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION & LEARNING OBJECTIVES||
The partnership between Emergency Management and Public Health is crucial during disasters as well as before they strike.
Public Health’s role in disasters has become increasingly more cemented into the fabric disaster readiness and a major contributor to the current five core mission areas of the National Preparedness Goal – Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery.
Further, Public Health as a discipline continues to strengthen its core capabilities, as evidenced by the 2018 revisions of the NPG to reflect the rapid growth and evolution of public health preparedness and response.
During hurricanes, multiple agencies work together to prepare for landfall and to respond in the aftermath. These agencies provide situational awareness to communities as the incident evolves and provides information on protecting themselves and their property.