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POD Essentials Train-the-Trainer – September 2018

September 23, 2018 - September 27, 2018

POD Essentials Train-the-Trainer is a three-day course being held from 9/23/18 – 9/27/18 at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama that prepares state, local, tribal, and territorial public health instructors to deliver the POD Essentials course to local audiences. POD Essentials is an engaging, introductory-level course designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for staff and volunteers new to working in a point of dispensing (POD) site during a public health emergency.

This hands-on course walks trainers through the process of preparing and presenting the customizable POD Essentials course that can incorporate jurisdiction-specific plans, policies and procedures. This train-the-trainer course includes facilitation tips for adding dynamic and engaging features into the POD Essentials course. Participants will work together to complete a culminating presentation activity to facilitate a customized portion of the POD Essentials course. By the end of the course, participants will be able to

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Apply the framework, design and intent of the POD Essentials course and its associated resources.
  • Complete course administration tasks for delivery of the POD Essentials course to Local Audiences.
  • Customize POD Essentials Course Materials using jurisdiction-specific policies, procedures and plans.
  • Facilitate POD Essentials presentations and activities to prepare new POD staff and volunteers for working in a POD during a public health emergency.

State and local health department staff are eligible to have travel expenses covered to attend this course. More information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.


September 23, 2018
September 27, 2018
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Center for Domestic Preparedness
Anniston, AL United States + Google Map