An After Action Review (AAR) is a qualitative review of actions taken in response to an event of public health concern. It is a means of identifying and documenting best practices and challenges demonstrated by the response to the event.
An AAR seeks to identify:
It relies primarily on personal experiences and perceptions of any individuals or entities involved in the response. The process involves a structured facilitated discussion or experience sharing to critically and systematically review what was in place before the response, what happened during the response, what went well, what went less well, why events occurred as they did, and how to improve.
Overview: This course provides a general introduction to the management and the facilitation of an After Action Review (AAR) following the response to an event of public health concern through interactive presentations and an assessment at the end of the course to test the knowledge acquired. It targets any individuals or entities involved in the preparedness of and response to health emergencies, including IHR NFPs, WHO staff, health professionals and partners.
Learning objectives: By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.
Certificates: A record of achievement will be provided to course participants who score at least 80% and above on the final course assessment.
Click here to watch an introductory video about After Action Reviews. The video explains in 3 minutes the AAR practice as promoted by WHO, including the definition, the different methodologies and available resources.
For further information about After Action Reviews, click here to access the WHO website on AAR.