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New Online Resource for Evaluating Emergency Preparedness and Response Training Now Available

The Public Health Foundation (PHF), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, adds one more resource to a growing collection of materials for developing, accessing, and evaluating public health training. Built to provide one-stop access to evaluation tools developed by the CDC-funded Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC), Evaluating Emergency Preparedness and Response Trainings: A Knowledge Repository is designed to serve as a guide and framework to promote evidence-based evaluations of emergency preparedness and response trainings and learning products and measure their impact toward improving workforce readiness. Structured around the Kirkpatrick model for evaluating training, this knowledge repository includes training evaluation templates and guides organized by the four Kirkpatrick training evaluation levels; course and exercise materials; and links to other PERLC-developed toolkits, guides, and resources. These tools and resources provide support for the emergency preparedness and response workforce, including organizations, institutions, and programs, interested in improving and measuring the impact of their emergency preparedness and response learning products. This new resource complements existing resources available through PHF to support high quality training efforts, including the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice’s Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals and online Guide to Improving and Measuring the Impact of Training, and the TRAIN learning network for training professionals who protect and improve the public’s health. Visit PHF’s website to explore these resources, and contact Ms. Kathleen Amos at kamos@phf.org with any questions.