Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington

Ready for Resilience: Supporting the Workforce

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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When disasters and public health emergencies happen, the number and intensity of stressors increase quickly. This course, which is part two in a three-part series, explores the stressors that can occur during disasters and public health emergencies.

It will also consider how these stressors affect the public health workforce and review strategies that organizations, teams, and individuals can use to support resilience.

Reviewers say, "The training was timely, easy to understand, and engaging and "Exciting training and great after resource."

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 

What You'll Learn

  • Describe how each stage of a disaster or public health emergency can affect the public health workforce.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of individuals, teams, and organizations in building and supporting resilience.
  • List two impacts of disaster cascades on individuals, teams, and organizations.

Competency Terms

Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills

Related Occupations

Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Manager/Program Manager
Registered Nurse - Unspecified

Related Job Tasks

Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce
Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health