DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
February 2015 Newsletter
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Spotlighted Course ● Featured Programs ● Upcoming Courses ● Online Learning 

 Other News and Updates ● Partners 

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Shaping the Future of Statewide Training: An Opportunity to Guide Preparedness Training and Education across the Commonwealth

March 12, 2015

South Weymouth, MA


What does the future of preparedness education for public health and healthcare look like in Massachusetts? With the formation of Health and Medical Coordinating Coalitions (HMCCs) on the horizon, what are the highest priority performance challenges that need to be addressed through training and education? How can we deliver training and education in a format that is accessible to the greatest number of stakeholders? 

Join us to explore these key questions and their implications for the future of statewide training. Participants in the first session, which was held in Western Massachusetts in October 2014, praised the opportunity to learn from other disciplines and referred to the workshop as a "think tank of ideas." Input gathered at both workshop sessions will drive the development of statewide learning opportunities over the next several years. Click here to register now!

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in the City of Boston is on the rise. This course will provide an overview of the social determinants of health and vulnerability that can contribute to varying health issues throughout Boston neighborhoods and shape outcomes after emergencies. This course is open to both Boston MRC members and non-members. Click here to register now!

What are people saying about Boston MRC Courses?

"Very informative - great program!" 

WMD Mod 1 & 2 This 8-hour course is delivered in two Modules: Module I, primarily lecture, focuses on the recognition of and initial defensive response actions to a chemical, biologic, radiologic, nuclear, explosive, or natural disaster. Module II is a practical training that expands on Module I and brings the responder to Operations Level training, including use of Level C Personal Protective Equipment, including Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) and the Level-C protective garment. Click here to register now!

What are people saying about this course?

"Instructor was great, very engaging, had excellent examples and experiences to share."
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WMD Modules 1 and 2
Various Dates

  All-Hazards Disaster Response & Protection for Healthcare Personnel-Awareness Modules I & II   

February 26, 2015  
April 22, 2015

Module I: All-Hazards Disaster Response & Protection for Healthcare Personnel - Awareness Webinar Series
March 17 & 19, 2015 

Boston MRC Shelter Operations

May 12, 2015 

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The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is proud to offer two certificate programs in emergency management in partnership with the College of Advancing and Professional Studies at UMass Boston. The non-credit, professional development programs combine the expertise and resources of the DelValle Institute with academic programs in post-disaster reconstruction at the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters (CRSCAD) at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston. Each certificate is completed as a series of courses offered through the DelValle Institute (40 contact hours) and UMass Boston's College of Advancing and Professional Studies (105 contact hours). Click here to learn more.

Medical Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incidents (MGT-348)

This course, offered on March 4-5, 2015 by the Massachusetts Emergency Management (MEMA) as a 2015 Boston Marathon training opportunity, addresses medical preparedness for and response to blast effects through a combination of lectures, small group activities and tabletop participant exercises. Participants completing this course will gain an enhanced understanding and awareness of issues and considerations relating to bombing incidents. Priority seating is reserved for those communities along the marathon route, and other public safety agencies and organizations that are supporting the 2015 Boston Marathon. Click here to learn more.


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

DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Boston Emergency Medical Services Headquarters
785 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 343-1370 Fax: (617) 343-1121
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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