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Public Health Preparedness

The Public Health Preparedness group provides services that support and enhance current public health preparedness needs and identifies and develops innovative training tools and services to advance public health preparedness and competency. The Public Health Preparedness group supports the following:

Public Health Preparedness Group

Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center

The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center (IPHPC) works to enhance the readiness of the public health workforce in responding to routine and urgent public health threats. IPHPC provides for public workforce development through a battery of more than 60 competency-based, completely online courses that are continuously available and offered in a unique self-directed, instructor-led format. The Center currently collaborates with the health departments and preparedness centers in the City of Chicago, states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and New York to develop a comprehensive learning management system for public health workers.

Read more @ publichealthlearning.com.

Public Health Practitioner Certification Board

IPHPC provides staff services to the Public Health Practitioner Certification Board (PHPCB) PHPCB offers competency-based certification to public health administrators and emergency response coordinators. Its members are appointed by the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA), the Illinois Association of Public Health Administrators (IAPHA), and the Illinois Association of Boards of Health (IABoH).

Read more @ phpcb.org.

Innovative Training Development for the Public Health Community

The Public Health Preparedness group assists CADE in promoting and developing innovative emergency preparedness and response training tools and services to the public health community and its partners. In addition to online courses, training videos, CD-ROMs this includes use of mobile technology development of simulation games and use of virtual worlds.

Read more @ publichealthgames.com.

  • Competency modeling and assessment
  • Learning Management System integration and workforce training
  • Individual competency-based certification
  • Public health readiness and response
  • Games and simulations for preparedness