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Local Health Departments & Public Health Emergencies

This course is the first in a series designed for Local Health Departments (LHDs) and their community partners to provide guidance and resources on public health responses to the opioid crisis on a local, regional and national level.

The learning objectives for this course are:

  • Define what is a public health emergency and the effect this declaration can have on federal and state healthcare rules and regulations.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of Local Health Departments (LHDs).
  • Describe evidence-based public health interventions to respond to a PHE.
  • Rapidly analyze and adapt programs and interventions to your local context.
  • Locate resources to assist with rapid program development, implementation, and evaluation in an emergency setting.