Online Training: RealOpt© for Point of Dispensing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) training team is offering three sessions of an online training course (available in January, February, or March) on the RealOpt computer modeling system. The RealOpt system can help medical countermeasure (MCM) planners design points-of-dispensing (POD) sites and treatment clinics. By attending this three-hour virtual instructor-led training, participants will gain a better understanding of the functions of the RealOpt computer modeling program and its usefulness in validating POD throughput rates and staff resource allocations.

DSLR encourages POD managers, local and state MCM planners, and other preparedness staff to take advantage of this training opportunity by enrolling in one of three available dates through CDC Train (using the links below). Each session is limited to no more than 15 participating sites, so interested staff (especially PHEP awardees) should register as soon as possible.

For more information and to register for a training session, please click on one of three available dates:

Registered participants will receive a calendar invite two weeks prior to their selected training session with instructions on logging in to the virtual course and submitting a request for the RealOpt software.

About Raymond Puerini

Raymond Puerini, MPH, is a Senior Program Analyst on the Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response team at NACCHO. His work includes sharing best practices for the distribution and dispensing of medical countermeasures and developing policy and guidance to support strategic national stockpile responses. Twitter: @Are_You_Ray_Dy

3 thoughts on “Online Training: RealOpt© for Point of Dispensing

  1. Gene
    January 25, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Is there a registration requirement?

  2. Debbie
    January 18, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Is there training scheduled for 2019, instead of the ones listed for 2017?

    1. Kim Rodgers
      March 6, 2019 at 10:41 am

      Yes! Information on the course is available at: There is a course happening on March 14 and another on April 11. I hope this is helpful.

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