Field Exercises and Community Service

Students and professors dressed for field research

Healthcare Emergency Managers work to meet the public health and medical needs of those affected by crises and disasters and resolve the impacts that they impose. Crises are defined as significant natural disasters or man-made events that overwhelm an affected region and necessitate both Federal public health and medical care assistance. In a crisis, hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care centers, pharmacies and other facilities for medical/health care and special needs populations may be severely structurally damaged or destroyed at worst or simply overwhelmed by volume at best.

Field Exercises

The Healthcare Emergency Management Program coordinates opportunities for field-based student activities in the community to investigate:

  • How and why specific public health and medical emergency preparedness protocols are developed
  • The identification of current threats and vulnerabilities
  • The analysis of strengths and weaknesses in public health and healthcare infrastructure
  • The development and execution of real-world simulations and exercise drills

The faculty and students from the Healthcare Emergency Management Program have participated in a variety of exercises and drills both locally and nationally. Explore the exercises to see the types of experiences our students are able to build upon.

Previous Community Service Field Exercises

2012-2013 Exercises

2011-2012 Exercises

2010-2011 Exercises

2009-2010 Exercises