Applying educational gaming to public health workforce emergency preparedness

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From natural disasters to terrorism, the demands of public health emergency response require innovative public health workforce readiness training. This training should be competency-based yet flexible, and able to foster a culture of professional and personal readiness more traditionally seen in non-public health first-response agencies. Building on the successful applications of game-based models in other organizational development settings, the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness piloted the Road Map to Preparedness curriculum in 2003. Over 1500 employees at six health departments in Maryland have received training via this program through November 2004. Designed to assist public health departments in creating and implementing a readiness training plan for their workforce, the Road Map to Preparedness uses the core competencies of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for all public health workers as its basic framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-395
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of preventive medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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