DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
September 2013 Newsletter

In This Issue...
CommPrepJust Released: New Online Course


This interactive course, released in coordination with the new "Get Ready. Be Safe. Stay Healthy." campaign, provides best practices, tips, and resources for community preparedness. Engage in preparedness activities and learn about City of Boston programs that will help you and your loves ones to get ready, be safe, and stay healthy before, during, and after an emergency. Go to the Learning Center to take the course today!   
InfographicJust Released: Infographic Preview

The Office of Public Health Preparedness is pleased to release a preview of its 2013 Boston Bombings Response and Recovery infographic. This preview summarizes health and medical notifications and EMS patient transports during the initial response to the 2013 Boston Bombings. The full version will contain additional information related to public health, medical, and social services provided in response to the bombings. View the preview today.

Upcoming_CoursesUpcoming Courses


WMD Modules 1 and 2
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Various Dates
Various Dates
September 26, 2013
Basic Disaster Life Support™ (BDLS )
October 10, 2013
Diverse Needs Webinar
October 30, 2013
November 5, 2013

December 5, 2013

"Very engaging and knowledgeable - well-spoken."

"Professional, knowledgeable, positive."


Visit our Learning Center for more information on eLearning opportunities:

Online Courses 


Community Preparedness Basics: Get Ready. Be Safe. Stay Healthy. 


Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP): Awareness  


Emergency Operations Planning (EOP): Awareness 






The delivery of DelValle Institute programs is supported through grant funding from (1) U.S. Department of Homeland Security Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Homeland Security Grant Program, (2) the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program, and (3) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement. Please visit the course(s) of interest for more information on target audiences or click here to learn more about funding.
Updates_OPHPUpdates from the Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP) 
Letter from the Director
Dear Colleagues:

As many people know, Rebecca Phillips retired at the beginning of the summer. We cast a wide net to find a new Associate Director to lead education and training through the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness. There were dozens of highly-qualified candidates, but one stood out.

It is with great pleasure that I announce Mea Allen as the new Associate Director for Education and Training for the Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP), which includes the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness. Mea has years of experience in management, technology, and education. In her work as a Senior Program Manager, she led the Institute in standardizing curriculum development and delivery to align with higher education industry standards as well as FEMA National Training and Education Division guidelines. In addition, she created and implemented the strategic plan for developing, strengthening, and continually enhancing DelValle's online learning capability and capacity.  

In her new role, Mea will be responsible for leading emergency management education and training efforts that support OPHP's role within the Boston Public Health Commission, including support to Boston EMS, the City of Boston, and regional public health and medical services partners. Additionally, she will direct evidence-based development and delivery of high-quality, all-hazards learning opportunities for our partners beyond the greater Boston area.

There is no doubt that Mea will lead the team in continuing to break new ground with innovative and meaningful learning solutions for building capabilities across the spectrum of public health, EMS, and healthcare partners. Please join me in welcoming Mea Allen into her new role.

S. Atyia Martin
Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness

Get Ready. Be Safe. Stay Healthy.
Interested in learning more about how you can prepare yourself, your household, and your community for an emergency? This month, the Office of Public Health Preparedness launched a new community preparedness campaign: Get Ready. Be Safe. Stay Healthy. To read more about this campaign and how to best prepare, visit

The Institute has great partners in emergency preparedness trainings for public health and healthcare providers in Massachusetts: 


DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Boston Emergency Medical Services
785 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 343-1370 Fax: (617) 343-1121
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Boston EMS, the provider of emergency medical services for the City of Boston, is committed to compassionately delivering excellent pre-hospital care and to protecting the safety and health of the public. The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is a program of Boston EMS, a Bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission.



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