Domestic Disaster Management and Response Course
February 23 - May 17, 2024

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The National Center leads the Domestic Disaster Management and Response course at the Uniformed Services University’s Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics.

This course provides an overview of how the federal government responds to domestic disasters with a primary focus on the management of the public health and medical aspects. Subject matter experts across the federal interagency describe the complexities of coordinated and multidisciplinary response. Students also look closely at how DoD responds and assists in domestic disasters. This course fulfills the MPH program’s certificate in Global Health requirements.

Lesson topics include:

  • Incident Command System and Emergency Support Function 8 (Public Health and Medical)

  • Role of DoD and Defense Support for Civil Authorities

  • Role of HHS and the Federal Interagency

  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response

  • Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Crisis Standards of Care and Disaster Behavioral Health

  • Vulnerable Populations and Disaster Recovery

The two-hour online course is held once a week from February 23 through May 17.