News and Events 2009



CPHP launches new online course entitled Special Medical Needs Shelters

November 10, 2009 - The University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness is proud to announce the launching of a brand new online course entitled "Special Medical Needs Shelters." The goal of this course is to provide an overview of special medical needs shelters, including opening and closing procedures, triage and admission processes, shelter operations, health and safety issues, and planning considerations. This course is intended for anyone who may volunteer or be assigned to work in a special medical needs shelter during a disaster response, as well as local and state government employees and local leaders who may be involved with planning such a shelter. 


Coming Soon - New online courses!

November 10, 2009 - CPHP will be launching two new online courses in the coming months: Emergency Management and Preparedness Planning for Community Health Center Leaders Emergencies happen - but is your community health center prepared? The more prepared your health center is, the more efficient your facility's response will be and the more quickly your center can recover and get back to business as usual. The purpose of this course is to aid community health centers in developing and maintaining an emergency management plan that guides their response to all hazards. For organizations that have developed emergency management plans, this course will provide an opportunity to evaluate how the plan might function in a disaster scenario. Personal Health and Safety for Emergency Responders  This course is intended for anyone who might be working or volunteering in disaster response. This includes staff members of public health department, hospitals, and community health clinics. It also includes volunteer responders such as members of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). A secondary audience might be first responders such as police, firefighters, and EMS.   The course will cover such things as: Acute medical consequences of disasters Psychological impacts of disasters Diasters and infections Types and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) Specific disasters and safety


CPHP Launches New Online Emergency Animal Sheltering Course

June 01, 2009 - June 1, 2009: The University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness is proud to announce the launching of a brand new online course entitled "Emergency Animal Sheltering." The main objective of this course is to educate participants on the purpose and types of emergency animal shelters, as well as the management and administration of such shelters. This course is the second in a series of introductory courses designed for those who may provide services (clinical, managerial, administrative) or other assistance to an animal sheltering operation during an emergency.


Updated Web-based Course: HazMat Transportation Incidents: Using the Emergency Response Guidebook 2008

February 12, 2009 - The web-based course entitled HazMat Transportation Incidents: Using the Emergency Response Guidebook has been updated to reflect changes in the recently released 2008 version of the guidebook.  Revisions include minor content changes and updated graphics.