Personal Preparedness Planning


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Course Description

This course is provided by John Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness and will require a secondary login and/or registration.


Public health workers need to understand and implement basic concepts of personal preparedness planning so that they can function effectively as public health emergency responders in a post-9/11 world. These basic preparedness strategies can be applied to meet a broad range of public health emergency response challenges, including—but not limited to—acts of terrorism. Personal Preparedness Planning provides a practical introduction to these concepts that is tailored to the needs of public health responders and their families.


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Target Audience

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Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the three main components of personal preparedness planning.

  2. Define the concept of “shelter-in-place.”

  3. Discuss two reasons why personal preparedness planning is relevant for public health workers.

  4. List four reasons why it is inappropriate to stockpile antibiotics in one’s home to prepare for a bioterrorism event.

  5. Describe three special needs considerations relevant to personal preparedness planning.


Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

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Online/ Self-study


Credit /CEU

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40 mins.



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