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Point of Distribution Workshop (PODEX-100)

This workshop is designed as an instructional session for Public Health Preparedness Region Coordinators and local health department associates. Workshop attendees will be introduced to an exercise scenario prior to the planning session. Participants will be assigned specific roles within the command and general staff of an Incident Management Team, and directly engage in the strategic response to a simulated outbreak.

The workshop will commence with a comprehensive scenario briefing on the initial outbreak.

The Incident Commander will present the primary objectives.

Participants will be guided through the process of developing an Incident Action Plan (IAP) tailored for a Medical Countermeasures Point of Dispensing (POD).

This hands-on approach involves formulating strategies and operational tactics but also incorporates the organization of logistics, communications, and resource allocations to manage the public health response effectively.

After the IAP is developed, vetted, and supported, the participants will transition into a practice session for briefing their incident action plans.

The workshop is designed to bolster the preparedness capabilities of the public health workforce but also to foster collaboration, critical thinking, and leadership skills essential for managing complex public health emergencies.

This detailed preparation day will equip participants with the necessary tools and insights to conduct a successful POD operational exercise, emphasizing a collaborative, well-coordinated approach to emergency response and public health preparedness.

Date(s)  Wed. Apr 24, 2024 0900-1700 
Location Buncombe County Health and Human Services
40 Coxe Avenue, Asheville NC 28801 
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Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
Offered By Buncombe County 
Primary Instructor TBD, To Be Determined 
Course Length
Course Hours
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Equivalent Prerequisites
Maximum Participants 15
# Open Seats 2
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