NAME TxHRH102: Public Health’s Role during a Hurricane 
COURSE STARTS Open Enrollment
COURSE ENDS 7 weeks to complete from date of registration
LEVEL OF TRAINING Introductory
CEU ELIGIBILITY Not eligible for CEUs
CONTACT HOURS 1
COURSE DESCRIPTION & LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Course Description:

Public Health works with local government and healthcare agencies to prepare and protect communities from disasters including a hurricane.  Public health departments lead health and medical actions in their jurisdictions, which can include evacuations, health surveillance during response and often continuing into recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the relevant local government, public health, and healthcare agencies involved disaster preparedness

  • Identify relevant local government, public health, and healthcare agencies respective roles and decision-making abilities

  • Correctly associate the respective resources with the relevant agencies during and after a hurricane

  • Discuss how roles change and differ as an area transitions from an active emergency through to recovery