Project Objectives

Engage participants in the successful completion of:

  1. …17 hours of self-paced, online, training in disaster preparedness and response
    • Medical Reserve Corps / South Carolina Public Health Reserve Corps
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency Incident Command
    • Contact Tracing
    • Health Equity Contributing Factors:
      • Program management
      • Behavioral health self-care
      • Social determinants of health
      • Human caring
      • Care of marginalized populations
      • Global/transcultural health

  2. 10 hours of public health workforce development immersion activities
    Activities range from reflection on leadership aims of organizations such as the Appalachian American Alliance of Nurse Practitioners, Clemson University Center for Research on Health Disparities, SC Public Health Association, Benedict College Health Advisory Committee, Claflin University Public Health Student Alliance, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Francis Marion University Chapter of Health Occupation Students of America, and the Medical University of South Carolina’s Translational Research Day to the University of Coastal Carolina’s “door-knocking” campaigns to raise awareness of and preparation for emergencies–especially among under-resourced communities and individuals.

  3. one end-of-project networking conference to highlight insights gained about disaster preparedness and response and the implications of public health workforce development toward community resilience — the ability to prepare for anticipated hazards, adapt to changing conditions, and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions.