Personal Preparedness Planning For Public Health Workers OpenCourseWare: Johns Hopkins University's Online Undergraduate Course for Public Health Responders

Published Dec 17, 2008

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Prepare yourself and your family for potential natural disasters and emergency situations with the help of this free OpenCouseWare program from Johns Hopkins University that teaches emergency preparedness. 'Personal Preparedness Planning for Public Health Workers' outlines the necessity of preparing for disasters before they happen and how to do it. No previous experience or courses are necessary to understand this course. Although the material is intended for public health response professionals, it is useful information for anyone interested in protecting and preparing themselves and their families in case of emergency.

Personal Preparedness Planning for Public Health Workers: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
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Personal Preparedness Planning for Public Health Workers: Course Description

When disaster strikes, it's too easy to be unprepared. Water is scarce, store shelves are bare of food and your family members may be missing. This OpenCourseWare from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, covers what you will need to survive for three days after a disaster, how to determine if your family is safe and how to get in touch with emergency services to get the help you need. The free program covers the importance of having a plan in place in case of emergency. Students learn how to prepare an emergency supply kit, develop a family communication plan and what to do and whom to contact in emergency situations. Students also learn where to go and whom to call to receive or offer help. Dan Barnett, a Training Specialist from Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness, teaches this course.

A slide presentation, an audio lecture and an assessment are available online. If you are interested in taking this free course, visit the personal preparedness planning course page.

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