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Making Sense of the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

March 9, 2006

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Program Description:
This program is presented in partnership with the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) and co-sponsored with the New York Consortium for Emergency Preparedness Education.

Compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a critical piece of your community's preparedness programs, but has anyone really explained how public health activities fit into the NIMS framework? You may have heard that your preparedness work should be "NIMS compliant" but what does that mean for you, working daily on the frontline of public health? Join our live studio audience in answering these questions and several others during this 90-minute program on the implications of NIMS for public health. Through the presentation and dialog with the studio audience and viewers around the country, participants will learn the basics of NIMS and related Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) initiatives. The program will focus on practical "take-home" information for local and state public health personnel seeking to learn more about NIMS and NIMS compliance in the future.

Teach to the Test:

After viewing the program and studying the materials, it is expected that many users will be able to log on and pass the IS-700 final exam administered by FEMA.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. List the major goals, concepts, and principles of NIMS.
  2. Describe the relevance of NIMS to public health.
  3. Describe NIMS and its relationship to other elements of preparedness including the National Response Plan and the use of the Incident Command System.

Who Should Attend:
All public health or health care workers who have a role in emergency response operations or planning or who are otherwise required to obtain awareness level training on NIMS and prepare for the IS-700 course test. Hospital staff, private health care providers, emergency managers, and other members of the community who are part of planning for public health disasters may also find the program useful.

Support for the University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness is received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cooperative agreement U90/CCU224249-02, in collaboration with the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), award 2 T01HP01411-03-00. The contents of this program are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC, HRSA, or ASPH.

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