Risk Management and Emergency Management in Public Health I & II
These courses adopt the management strategies that allow for a structured, effective, and flexible approach for the preparation and emergency response in public health.
The courses contemplate international standards by the World Health Organization (WHO) and comply with the minimum response requirements propose by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The themes of the Risk Management and Emergency Management in Public Health I course include: 1) areas and components of risk management and emergency management; 2) characterization of hazards and vulnerability assessment; 3) stakeholders in risk management and emergency management; 4) risk assessment in a community exposed to disasters; 5) incident command system and applications; 6) logistic plans, equipment in emergencies.
The themes of the Risk Management and Emergency Management in Public Health II course include: 1) psycho-social aspects in emergencies and disasters, 2) communication in disaster risk; 3) considerations when organizing a task force; 4) contingency plans for epidemics, terrorism, massive events; 5) international framework for humanitarian assistance led by UN; 6) DRR strategy for health services; and 7) case studies, drill exercises.