Public Health-Specific National Incident Management System trainings: Building a system for preparedness

Sivan Kohn, Daniel J. Barnett, Costanza Galastri, Natalie L. Semon, Jonathan M. Links

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Abstract

Local health departments (LHDs) are at the hub of the public health emergency preparedness system. Since the 2003 issuance of Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5, LHDs have faced challenges to comply with a new set of all-hazards, 24/7 organizational response expectations, as well as the National Incident Management System (NIMS). To help local public health practitioners address these challenges, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness (JHCPHP) created and implemented a face-to-face, public health-specific NIMS training series for LHDs. This article presents the development, evolution, and delivery of the JH-CPHP NIMS training program. In this context, the article also describes a case example of practice-academic collaboration between the National Association of County and City Health Officials and JH-CPHP to develop public health-oriented NIMS course content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-50
Number of pages8
JournalPublic health reports
Volume125
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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