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Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program

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Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: IMMED OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: PROJECT GRANTS
Popular Name: (BTCDP)
Assistance Listing Number
93.996

Objectives: To develop a health care workforce with the knowledge, skills, abilities and core competencies to: (1) recognize indications of a terrorist event; (2) meet the acute care needs of patients, including pediatric and other vulnerable populations, in a safe and appropriate manner; (3) participate in a coordinated, multidisciplinary response to terrorist events and other public health emergencies, and include consideration of surge capacity issues; and (4) rapidly and effectively alert the public health system of such an event at the community, State, and national level. Emergency preparedness and response issues include other forms of terrorism (such as the use of chemical, explosive, incendiary or nuclear agents against civilian populations), natural disasters and catastrophic accidents. Effective responses to public health emergencies require close collaboration among all types of health professionals involved in patient care including allied health professionals, medical and dental specialists, nurses, pharmacists, mental health and other professionals, the public health system, and the emergency response system. To achieve such a collaborative environment, it will be necessary to implement new and enhanced models of undergraduate/graduate curricula and continuing education and training for health professionals. The Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program (BTCDP) consists of two discrete foci of activity: 1) Provision of Continuing Education for Practicing Providers (CE); and 2) Curriculum Development in Health Professions Schools (CD). Each of the categories above must have a distinct and separate application.

 
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