February 2017 Newsletter
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February 2017 Newsletter
Spotlighted Training

Videos and Final Report Now Available: Emerging Infectious Disease Training

From July through September 2016, we ran a cross-disciplinary educational series Managing Response to Emerging Infectious Diseases: Past, Present, Future, which consisted of three webinars, followed by in-person Live Sessions offered in three locations around the Commonwealth. We’re pleased to announce that the videos from the live sessions have been published on our Learning Center, along with a final report that summarizes the participant feedback gathered in the live sessions. Links to the three webinar recordings are also available.
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Featured Programs

Workplace Violence Prevention Training for Healthcare Staff

April 21, 2017 - Somerville, MA
May 11, 2017 - Brookline, MA
May 12, 2017 - Boston, MA

This one-day training provides healthcare workers with a foundation of knowledge as well as hands-on practice with self-defense techniques. Participants will learn how to effectively create, develop, and enhance their personal safety with skills, habits and actions, and will walk away with strategies and techniques to avoid and prevent violence in the workplace. 

EMS Response to CBRNE/HazMat Incidents

March 8-10, 2017
Quincy, MA

This 3-day course will train EMS personnel to respond to incidents involving Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) events and other hazardous materials, including toxic industrial chemicals (TICs). Topics include the role of EMS in a CBRNE/HazMat incident, how to recognize and respond to a CBRNE/HazMat incident, the use of appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE), and providing aid to patients after gross decontamination, with a focus on life-saving interventions. 
This Month in Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness

The Office of Public Health Preparedness is Hiring!

The Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP) is looking for a qualified candidate to contribute to our work of enhancing community, public health, and healthcare system resilience in order to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies that impact the health of the public.
The Emergency Preparedness Educator will develop and deliver education and training programs in fulfillment of OPHP’s mission, including the statewide role of OPHP's DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness. To learn more about this position or to apply, click here and search for the keyword “OPHP”.

CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s January edition of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal has several articles of note, including:

Learn More About the 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities

The Office of the Assistant Secretary and Response (ASPR) has produced a one-hour webinar to provide an overview on the evolution of the new guidance, 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities. The webinar describes what each capability means to specific healthcare partners. Access the webinar slides here and watch the webinar recording here.
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Course Calendar
Boston MRC Orientation

February 23, 2017
April 18, 2017
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How to Perform Respiratory Fit Testing

April 14, 2017

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Incident Command System (ICS) 400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff

April 5-6, 2017

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Marathon Use of the Emergency Tracking System (ETS)

March 28, 2017

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Module I: All Hazard Awareness for Healthcare Personnel

March 23, 2017
March 29, 2017
March 30, 2017

May 5, 2017

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Module II: Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Operations

March 23, 2017
March 29, 2017
March 30, 2017

May 5, 2017

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Module I & II: Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Operations - Train-the-Trainer

February 15-16, 2017
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Shelter Operations & Function Needs Support Services (FNSS)

May 4, 2017

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Staying Safe During Active Shooter Incidents

May 17, 2017

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Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center (MIC) Operations - Basic

March 15, 2017
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Use of the City of Boston WebEOC for ESF #8

March 30, 2017

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Workplace Violence Prevention Training for Healthcare Staff

April 21, 2017
May 11, 2017

May 12, 2017
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Continue Your Learning Online
Visit our course catalog to access online trainings, our Archived Webinars page to access a list of our webinar recordings and our knowledge base to browse additional resources.
The DelValle Institute has great partners in emergency preparedness trainings for public health and healthcare providers in Massachusetts, including: 
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Boston Public Health Commission
Boston Emergency Medical Services Headquarters
785 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-343-1370
Fax: 617-343-1121

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The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is the Education & Training branch of the Office of Public Health Preparedness. In conjunction with Boston EMS, a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, the DelValle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness. DelValle Institute is funded through federal grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, visit the Learning Center at

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