Overview

The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) is proud to offer the Health and Humanitarian Action in Emergencies (HHAE) Workshop to early to mid-career professionals from Pacific Island states who may become involved in the decision-making, planning, response, and/or management of public health emergencies in the region. HHAE emphasizes the preparedness for and management of public health emergencies in the Pacific.

Specifically, the HHAE curriculum is designed to support the workforce development in health emergencies by providing a wide range of public health tools, best practices, and approaches in the preparedness of and response to health emergencies. Specific regional health priorities will also be integrated in support of community-based resilience that is crucial in the aftermath of any disaster/emergency.

Target Audience

HHAE welcomes early to mid-career professionals from Pacific Island states who may become involved in the decision-making, planning, response, and/or management of public health emergencies in the region. Applications are welcome from all international and national non-governmental humanitarian organizations, governmental organizations (e.g. Ministries of Defense, Ministries of Health, National Disaster Management Organizations), and academic institutions. Qualified candidates working in and/or on topics pertaining to the Oceania region are strongly encouraged to apply.

Objectives:

  • Introduce key public health concepts, fundamental principles in the preparedness for and management of public health emergencies, and available tools/resources
  • Provide an overview of key stakeholders, regional coordination mechanisms, current initiatives and/or strategic frameworks pertaining to the preparedness for and management of public health emergencies
  • Facilitate a networking opportunity for the Pacific region with strong emphasis on civilian-military coordination and partnership during health emergencies

Specific workshop topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Management
  • International Health Regulations
  • Environmental Threats to Health Security
  • Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE)
  • Prevention of Infectious Diseases
  • Non-Communicable Disease Control and Management
  • Civil-Military Coordination
  • Global Health Security

FAQ:

No, there is no registration fee. However, participants are responsible for securing their own access to the Internet, microphone, speaker, and webcam.
Yes, electronic version of the Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants who completed the entire course with 100% attendance.

Workshop Dates

Dates: June 20 – 24, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Fiji Standard Time
Venue: Virtual

Application Information:

Please contact the following Program Staff for additional information. U.S. DoD personnel interested in this workshop should consider applying to the Humanitarian Assistance Response Training (HART) series.

Alice Tsai, Public Health Program Manager
alice.tsai@cfe-dmha.org

Stephanie Liu, Program Coordinator
stephanie.liu@cfe-dmha.org