The Role of Sanitarians in Disasters


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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.

Dr. Blodgett describes how government public health agencies and public health workers will function after a disaster and discusses the many duties that sanitarians must perform after a disaster.

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Target Audience

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Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe how "traditional" public health skills may be applied in emergency response
  2. Define crisis management and consequence management
  3. Describe NIMS and ICS
  4. Describe the National Strategic Stockpile and how supplies are distributed
  5. Explain how public health workers will be involved in disaster response

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

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Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

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Online/ Self-study

Credit /CEU

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1 hr. 


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Course Publication Date

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