Ready4Response is a multi-tiered core curriculum that aims to develop consistent learning standards across the emergency response workforces at national level. It equips participants with essential competencies needed to work within public health emergency response.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that all countries are challenged in their abilities to respond to emergencies. Having access to the right people, with the right skills and training, at the right time and location is essential to saving lives and protecting the health of people, societies and economies during an emergency.
Tier 1 provides context and principles of the all-hazards approach to emergency response, outlining the various actors involved, their roles and structural relationships. It also examines in-depth WHO's role in response, and discusses core ethics and principles all responders must follow.
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Overview: Ready4Response aims to develop consistent learning standards across the emergency response workforce, equipping participants with essential competencies needed to work across the various levels of response. In Tier 1 you will learn about the emergency response context and principles, focusing on the all-hazards approach. Through examining the various response actors, their roles and structural relationships, you will become more familiar with how to best manage a response and maximize intersectional cooperation.
Learning objectives: By the end of Tier 1, you will be able to:
Course duration: Approximately 7 hours.
Certificate: A Record of Achievement certificate will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available across all quizzes. Participants who receive a Record of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.
Other Tiers of the Ready4Response core curriculum that are currently available can be accessed below:
Disclaimer: Please note that this course includes photographic depictions of emergency response scenarios prior to the outbreak of COVID-19. Please adhere to your local national guidelines on COVID-19 precautions, including physical distancing of at least 1 metre as well as appropriate usage of masks when indicated.