Course Overview 

Course Description:
Whether for a blizzard, mass casualty incident, disease outbreak, or a large planned event, the Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center (MIC) relies upon assigned staff to carry out its mission areas by coordinating and supporting public health and healthcare response and recovery operations throughout an incident. This course is designed specifically for those who may play an operational role in a physical activation of the MIC. Participants will learn foundational concepts of MIC operations, including the staffing, response technology, policies and guidelines that provide the structure required to operate through a variety of incidents. The course concludes with a discussion on how each participant can prepare ahead of time for working in the MIC.

The course Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center (MIC) Operations – Awareness Webinar, or equivalent, is a pre-requisite for attendance.

Learning Objectives:
By the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the purpose of the course.
  2. Describe the conditions and process for a physical activation of the MIC.
  3. Describe the MIC operational environment, including policies and available resources.
  4. Describe the roles and responsibilities of key MIC positions during a physical activation.
  5. List the key outputs produced during a physical MIC activation
  6. Recall the purpose of commonly used response technology tools used in the MIC.
  7. Explain the process for demobilizing a physical MIC activation.
  8. Describe strategies for personal, household, and workplace preparedness, in order to support his/her role in MIC operations.
  9. Summarize key course messages.

Target Audience:
Public health and healthcare partners supporting health and medical coordinating coalitions in MBHSR, including those who may require enhanced knowledge of internal MIC operations.

Faculty: 
Stacey Kokaram, MPH
Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness

Rachel Rifkin, MPH
Senior Program Manager, Administration & Finance
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness

Funding:
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. This course is supported by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security through the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management with funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Homeland Security Grant Program. For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, please visit the funding page.

Course Date

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness 
785 Albany Street 
Boston, MA 02118

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