The Role of Educators in Public Health Emergencies

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 1:00pm (Eastern Time)


Teachers and other educators play an important role in public health emergencies. They can be a source of comfort and reassurance. They can help students and parents know what to do to stay safer and healthy during natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and other types of public health emergencies.

Please review the recorded webinar hosted by CDC’s EPIC Team, the Children’s Preparedness Unit, and the Division of State and Local Readiness to engage in the discussion on the valuable communication role of educators during PH emergencies.

Webinar participants and viewers will accomplish the following:

  • Describe CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
  • Describe the topic’s implications for respective constituents.
  • Discuss concerns and issues related to preparedness for and response to urgent public health threats.
  • Identify reliable information resources for the topic.
  • Describe how to promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention.

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Judy Kruger, PhD
Deputy Branch Chief
Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
Division of State and Local Readiness

Jessica Franks, MPH, CHES
Health Communications Fellow
National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities
Division of Human Development and Disability

  • Webinar/Audio conference call on 7/25/2018: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
  • Web-on-demand training will be available in August
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set (see Call Materials)


Accreditation Statements:

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credits for this program.

DISCLOSURE:  In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Page last reviewed: February 19, 2019