Supporting Healthcare in Disasters: A Community Approach (MGT-409)

When an entire community is affected by a large-scale incident involving mass casualties such as a natural disaster, a pandemic outbreak, or a terrorist attack, response activities require integration of emergency management, healthcare providers, public health officials, public safety officials, and other agencies operating in a community. Large-scale incidents are likely to overwhelm healthcare systems, and communities must work together to address the needs of an overwhelming number of patients. Supporting Healthcare in Disasters: A Community Approach will prepare communities to effectively plan for, respond to, and recover from this type of scenario.

Min/Max Enrollment: Min 24; Max 40

Hours: 16 (Direct Delivery)

Format: Instructor-Led Training (Direct Delivery)

DHS Course #: MGT-409

Facility Requirements: Please view this document for facility requirements.


Professional Disciplines

The audience should be integrated and must include participants from the following professional disciplines: Healthcare, Public Safety, Emergency Management, Public Health

The target audience for the Direct Delivery version of this course includes:

  • Healthcare provider administration
  • Hospital clinical leadership
  • Hospital non-clinical supervisors
  • Hospital liaison officers
  • Hospital safety, emergency planning, and emergency preparedness
  • Nursing homes and long-term care providers
  • Mental health professionals
  • Home healthcare and hospice
  • Functional needs caretaker
  • Local, county, and state public health departments
  • Emergency management
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire departments
  • Law enforcement
  • Public information officers
  • Public works directors
  • Elected officials
  • Transportation administration
  • Schools
  • Human services
  • Community health centers
  • Non-governmental and faith-based organizations
  • Veterinarians and veterinarian technicians