COCA Webinar: Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction


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Course Description

This course is provided by CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

The overall approach to emergencies and disasters has recently shifted from post-impact activities to a more systematic and comprehensive process of risk management. Disaster risk management underlying goal is to reduce risk to both human life and systems important to livelihood, and includes both pre-impact disaster risk reduction and post-impact humanitarian and development action. During this call, a CDC subject matter expert will discuss the importance of disaster risk reduction for reducing adverse health effects of disasters and how application of the basic tenets of preventive medicine and public health can result in a more humane and cost-effective approach to emergency management.                                                                 

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Target Audience

This course is designed for Educators / Trainers, Emergency Responders / Receivers, General. Public Health Staff, Emergency Management, and Emergency Medical Services.

Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. State the basic principles of disaster risk reduction and management
  2. Identify community hazards and vulnerability that contribute to disaster risk
  3. Describe effective risk reduction principles for disaster planning
  4. Describe the process for writing a community plan for disaster risk reduction

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

  1. 1B.1 (Tier 2): Assess the health status of populations and their related determinants of health and illness
  2. 1B.2 (Tier 2): Describes the characteristics of a population-based health program
  3. 2A.6 (Tier 2): Participates in program planning process
  4. 2A.7 (Tier 2): Incorporates policies and procedures into program plans and structures
  5. 2B.3 (Tier 2):  Determines the feasibility and expected outcomes of policy options
  6. 4A.1 (Tier 2):  Incorporates strategies for interacting with persons from diverse backgrounds
  7. 4A.3 (Tier 2): Responds to diverse needs that are the result of cultural differences
  8. 4B.3 (Tier 2): Responds to diverse needs that are the result of cultural differences

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

None listed


Online/ Archived Webinar

Credit /CEU

0.1 CEU/CE
1.0 Certified Health Education Specialization (CHES)
1.0 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
1.0 ACPE contact hours  


1 hr.


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