Sustained Excellence

The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) was established, in part, to maintain an educational program in disaster medicine and public health for the Nation. Under this mandate, our Education Mission seeks to develop and propagate core curricula in medicine and public health for disasters and other health emergencies. Our education efforts are designed to advance medical and public health training for the Uniformed Services University (USU), the federal government at large, and critically, the public and practitioner community.

Featured work includes the Nation’s Disaster Health Core Curriculum and the Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course. The Disaster Health Core Curriculum provides fundamental knowledge for health response in disasters. The training is available to the public and provides continuing education credits for the practice community. The HELP course, which is hosted over a two-week period annually in HI, brings together civilian and military health practitioners from across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and provides them with technical training in humanitarian health.