Radiological Emergency Planning for Public Health Professionals & First Responders


Full day training combining lecture, workshops, and group exercise targeting public health and emergency leaders, responders, and planners. The training provides participants with an overview of radiological and chemical threats in the United States and how to prepare and respond for emergencies of this type and magnitude.


  1. Describe the physical impact of a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD)
  2. Define the role of public health in response to a RDD/radiological incident
  3. Describe basic radiological emergency response concepts
  4. List three elements of population monitoring
  5. Identify psychosocial and risk communication issues and strategies
  6. List three state/local resources that can be used to supplement a local emergency plan for RDD or other radiological incidents
  7. Identify five major components needed in a local emeregency plan for RDD or other radiological incidents

These projects are supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Grant number 5U90TP000404-05. The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.