Public Health Preparedness Exercises: From Design to Evaluation

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This presentation provides a practical overview of design, implementation, and evaluation of public health emergency preparedness exercises. The three basic types of exercises – tabletop, functional, and full-scale – are described, along with challenges to be addressed in choosing an appropriate exercise scenario and pitfalls to be avoided in the evaluation process. The guidance provided is consistent with an all-hazards approach to public health emergency readiness exercise activities.

Topics covered include:
Part 1: Starting Principles and Pre-Exercise Design
Part 2: Pre-Exercise Design: Scenario Examples
Part 3: The Exercise Phase and the Post-Exercise Phase