Cheryl Petersen-Kroeber, BS, MEP      
Deputy Directory
Office of Emergency Preparedness
Minnesota Department of Health

This course is designed to provide public health professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage personnel and resources in an emergency incident.  The incident management system provides a formalized and common method of management practices applicable in virtually any setting.  By understanding incident management systems, public health professionals will be better prepared to lead their agency’s response in crisis situations where interaction with other local, state, tribal, and federal partners is crucial.  The health professional’s ability to understand and apply incident management system techniques is a core competency for public health leaders.  This course is not intended to substitute for required National Incident Management System training courses.

This non-credit course meets with the academic course PubH 7227-101 as part of the 2019 Public Health Institute.

For more information: sph.umn.edu/public-health-institute


At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the laws and standards that require an organized “all-hazards” approach to incidents.
  • Compare and contrast the “command and control mode” of the Incident Command System with traditional public health consensus-building decision-making process.
  • List the elements of an effective Incident Management System.
  • Describe the various roles of those involved in managing an event or incident.
  • Describe the potential roles of the public health professional in an Incident Management System.
  • Apply principles of incident management to a designated scenario.
  • Evaluate an organization’s capabilities to participate in and/or implement the various elements of an Incident Management System as they relate to public health preparedness and response.


Domain 1: Model Leadership

  • 1.2 Manage behavior associated with emotional responses
  • 1.3 Facilitate collaboration with internal and external partners
  • 1.4 Maintain situational awareness

Domain 2: Communicate and Manage Information

  • 2.4 Collect data according to protocol
  • 2.5 Manage the recording of data according to protocol
  • 2.1 Manage information related to an emergency

Domain 3: Plan for and Improve Practice

  • 3.4 Refer matters outside of one’s scope of legal authority through the chain of command

Domain 4: Protect Worker Health & Safety

  • 4.3 Report unresolved threats to physical and mental health through the chain of command
  • 4.1 Maintain personal/family emergency plans

Registration & Cancellation

The registration fee for this course is $595. You will receive an email letter outlining program logistics two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Requests for refunds will be honored in full if a written cancellation request is received prior to the course start date. An administration fee of $50 will be charged to all refund requests received after the first day of class. The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach (CPHEO) reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of a course cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund of the program registration fee. CPHEO is not responsible for refund of travel or other costs incurred by registrants.

The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach will provide a certificate of attendance verifying 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) offered for this program. This course is eligible for 15 CPH recertification credits.

All courses are approved for CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Contact & Questions

Meghan Taylor: tayl0427@umn.edu | 612-626-8434




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