Since 2001, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness has been funded to provide technical assistance, training and education programs, exercise support, and planning guidance for public health emergency preparedness and response activities. NCDP has been engaged with health departments, hospitals and health systems, and emergency management agencies in the City and State of New York including 7 counties in New York City metropolitan area–and across the country, including the State of Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
NCDP exercise programs for discussion-based and operations-based exercises are individually customized and developed by a collaborative engagement process. The process begins with the planning phase and continues through evaluation to the development of the after-action report and improvement action plan. NCDP’s team of subject matter experts brings decades of hospital, public health, and emergency management knowledge and emergency response field experience. All exercises are designed and conducted in compliance with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)–federal guidelines, and best practices for the design, conduct and evaluation of drills and exercises.
NCDP’s partners represent public health agencies and offices of emergency management that serve populations as large as 19.5 million (New York State Department of Health) to 99,000 (Putnam County, NY Department of Health). We are adept at meeting the needs of large states and cities—and also at developing public health preparedness programs and activities in more rural areas.
To request a customized training please e-mail Maegan Berliner for more information.