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