Public Health System Training in Disaster Recovery Learner Webpage

Welcome to the Learner Webpage for the Public Health System Training in Disaster Recovery (PH STriDR)!

This training program is designed for local public health agency workers and focuses on individual and organizational contributions to disaster recovery.

Through four 90-minute, interactive, face-to-face sessions, you will learn more about:

  • community disaster recovery

  • roles of the local public health workforce in disaster recovery

  • ways to plan for personal/family and workplace considerations that can arise during disaster recovery.

This webpage contains the session slides, handouts, and informational resources that will be used in this training program.

Session PowerPoint Presentations and Handouts

Session One: Disaster Recovery Activities in the Local Public Health Agency

Session 1 PowerPoint Presentation  Powerpoint 
Session 1 Handout: Disaster Recovery Activity Worksheet  PDF 

Session Two: Your Roles and Responsibilities in Disaster Recovery

Session 2 PowerPoint Presentation  Powerpoint 
Session 2 Handout: How You Contribute to Disaster Recovery  PDF 

Session Three: Personal/Family and Workplace Considerations for Disaster Recovery

Session 3 PowerPoint Presentation  Powerpoint 
Session 3 Handout: Personal Preparedness for Disaster Recovery  PDF  
Session 3 Handout: Tips for a Survivor of a Disaster or Traumatic Event  PDF 

Session Four: What does a successful disaster recovery look like?

Session 4 PowerPoint Presentation  Powerpoint 
Session 4 Handout: Feedback Worksheet  PDF  


If you have questions about the training program, please contact Dr. Daniel Barnett or Dr. Brian Altman.

Daniel Barnett, MD, MPH 
Associate Professor 
Department of Environmental Health Sciences 
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E7036 
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Email (preferred method of contact): 
Office: (410) 502-0591 
Fax: (410) 955-0616 

Brian Altman, PhD 
Education Director, HJF 
National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health 
11300 Rockville Pike Suite 1000 
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Email (preferred method of contact): 
Office: (240) 833-4433 

This work was supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement 1U01TP000576-01.

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Additional Online Resources

Session One

Fact Sheet on Disaster Recovery for Public Health (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials)

National Disaster Recovery Framework (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Recovering After a Disaster or an Emergency (American Red Cross)

Session Three

Fact Sheet on Disaster Recovery for Public Health (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials)

Disaster Recovery Centers (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Housing Portal (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Housing Help: Locating Affordable Rental Property through HUD (

Housing Assistance (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Personal Protective Equipment (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

Mold Mitigation (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Food and Water Safety (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Legal Issues (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Documents to Collect (Iowa Legal Aid)

How to Replace Vital Documents (

Displacement from School ( PDF

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Policy Guidance (United States Department of Agriculture)

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (United States Department of Agriculture)  PDF

Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response) PDF 

Psychological First Aid (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)  PDF

Psychological First Aid (Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress)

Violence in Disasters (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Checklist of Health Department Recovery Activities, pages 17-24 (American Public Health Association)  PDF

Disaster Pay FAQ (United States Department of Labor)

Emergency Authority and Immunity Toolkit (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials)