Building Response-Ready State and Local Health Departments Across the Nation (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

21 Sep 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on December 7, 2017.

Training Overview
This webinar will discuss an overview of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of State and Local Readiness and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program, including the following: Public Health Preparedness Capabilities, State and Local Operational Readiness, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Resources, and Role of Public Health in Emergency Response.

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainer
Harald Pietz

Mr. Pietz has served as a CDC Branch Chief; Senior Advisor; Environmental Protection Specialist; Management Analyst; Emergency Management Specialist; Public Health Advisor, and Personnel Generalist.   He has a wealth of experience and has been actively engaged in emergency preparedness and response for over a decade, starting with September 11 and anthrax attacks and continued through SARS; Monkey Pox; Space Shuttle Columbia; hurricanes Isabel, Katrina, Rita, Ivan, Gustav, Ike, Harvey, Irma, and Maria; various white powder and Ricin threats; H1N1; Haiti earthquake; Ebola and Zika. He serves in leadership within the State Coordination Task Force when it is activated for public health emergency responses.  He has supported planning and preparedness for National Special Security Events, Presidential Inaugurations, and served as the Deputy for the HHS Secretary’s Emergency Response Team for the G-8 Summit. He has a BA from Jacksonville State University in political science, cum laude.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • describe how CDC uses the emergency preparedness and response capabilities, and future changes.
  • discuss how CDC works with state and local health departments to build operational readiness.
  • list CDC public health emergency preparedness resources available for health departments.
  • define the role of public health in emergency response, ESF-8.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Building Response-Ready State and Local Health Departments Across the Nation
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Resources and Evaluation
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