Course Spotlight: TxHRH 101:
Emergency Management & Public Health - Working Together to Prepare for Disaster
The partnership between Emergency Management and Public Health is crucial during disasters as well as before they strike.
Public Health’s role in disasters has become increasingly more cemented into the fabric disaster readiness and a major contributor to the current five core mission areas of the National Preparedness Goal – Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery.
Further, Public Health as a discipline continues to strengthen its core capabilities, as evidenced by the 2018 revisions of the NPG to reflect the rapid growth and evolution of public health preparedness and response.
During hurricanes, multiple agencies work together to prepare for landfall and to respond in the aftermath. These agencies provide situational awareness to communities as the incident evolves and provides information on protecting themselves and their property.
- List the foundational aspects of the field of emergency management
- Understand the basics of Emergency Support Functions (ESFs), specifically ESF 8 in Texas
- Recognize the fundamentals of the varying levels of emergency progression in Texas and the stakeholders involved
- Describe the importance of information sharing and integration of essential elements of information into the EOC
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