Public Health in Emergencies
This is a self-paced learning experience. You will be able to stop and start the module at your convenience.
In this module, students will gain an understanding of different types of emergencies, the impact that emergencies have on physical health, mental health, and social well-being. They will be introduced to the different actors, roles and responsibilities when responding to public health events as well as the globally recognized frameworks and standards. Additionally, participants will review examples of program interventions to prevent and respond to public health concerns in emergency contexts.
Throughout this module, you will learn from working professionals who have contributed through video as well as authored the text. In addition to watching videos and reading text, you will interact with the content, in various ways, through sliders that reveal information as you move, hotspots on an image, a variety of question styles (both graded and ungraded), and more.
Duration to complete module: 4-6 hours approximately. If using a mobile device to review the module, use the browser on your device. Do not access through the Canvas app.
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
Reflect on the consequences that emergencies have on health and differentiate between the impact of emergencies on physical health, mental health, and social well-being.
Recognize the effects of emergencies on different vulnerable populations, and explain the core concepts and approaches to public health in emergencies.
Describe the primary actors and their roles in responding to public health needs in emergency contexts.
- Examine public health prevention and response interventions across the humanitarian cluster system.
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