Resources for Emergency Health Professionals
CDC offers a variety of resources for clinicians, communicators, laboratorians, emergency planners and responders, and disaster relief volunteers to prepare them to respond to a public health emergency.
Clinicians can stay up-to-date on the latest CDC guidance on health threats, find training opportunities, and receive direct email support through Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA).
Communicators can use Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) trainings, tools, and resources to communicate effectively during emergencies.
Laboratorians can find information on specimen collection and shipping, testing unknown substances, and the Laboratory Response Network.
Emergency health professionals can use these trainings, tools, and resources to effectively prepare for and respond to an emergency.
Volunteers must protect their own health and safety while providing disaster assistance and relief.
Public Information Officers and CDC partners can find information about urgent public health incidents through the Health Alert Network (HAN).