Target Audience:  Public Information Officers (PIO) from state and local Health Departments, Hospitals, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Emergency Management Agencies (EMA), other public health-related services, and traditional emergency response agencies.

Description:  Combines lectures, facilitated discussion, activities, and exercises, allowing participants to apply knowledge and skills to manage a Joint Information Center (JIC) in a healthcare emergency situation. The course has a healthcare focus but benefits all response disciplines.  This course is eligible for the following continuing education credits:

  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET): 3.2
  • Nursing, through Alabama Board of Nursing (nurses only): 32
  • Police Officer Standards and Training (POST; approved per state): 32

Periodicity:  Available to individuals or organizations per Center for Domestic Preparedness schedule.

Course Length:  32-Hours/Four Days

Direct Contact:  https://cdp.dhs.gov/find-training/course/PER-267

Backup Point of Contact: Deb Teske; Teske.Deborah@mayo.edu