Podcast: Gregory Sunshine on CDC’s Public Health Emergency Law Online Training Program
by Camelia Singletary, MPH Gregory Sunshine podcast
JPHMP presents Public Health Perspectives, a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. We will explore the narratives of public health care professionals and gain insight on career paths that shape the profession.
On this episode of Public Health Perspectives, Gregory Sunshine talks about the CDC’s Public Health Emergency Law online training. Gregory Sunshine is a Public Health Analyst with CDC’s Public Health Law Program in the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support. He oversees research on topics including disaster and public health emergency declarations, isolation and quarantine, and medical countermeasure distribution. The Public Health Emergency Law (PHEL) Online Training “prepares state, tribal, local, and territorial practitioners to make informed legal decisions related to emergency preparedness and response activities in their jurisdictions.” Gregory Sunshine podcast
The Public Health Emergency Law Online Training includes three interactive units that covers legal issues to consider before, during, or after a public health emergency. These competency-based courses focus on 3 domains. These domains include Systems Preparedness and Response, Management and Protection of Property and Supplies, and Management and Protection of Persons. To read more about the PHEL’s competency model, click here. Gregory Sunshine podcast
The three units below are available for free and take approximately 40 minutes to complete:
- Unit 1—Introduction to Emergency Management Systems Preparedness and Response
Covers the legal underpinnings of emergency management systems
- Unit 2—Emergency Powers: Protection of Persons, Volunteers, and Responders
Describes legal considerations for personnel responding to emergencies
- Unit 3—Emergency Powers: Management and Protection of Property and Supplies
Examines considerations surrounding materials and property during public health emergencies
Music presented in this program comes from The Gentle Art of Squinting by Taylor Arnold and Jordan Wilson. Listen to the complete album here. Cover art by Shawna Arnold. To read a transcript of this podcast, click here.
Gregory Sunshine received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Dickinson College and a JD with a Certificate in Health Law from the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland. As overseer for the Center’s for the Disease Control and Prevention’s Disaster and Public Health Emergency Declaration Law Project, one of his tasks includes traveling to health departments teaching response personnel about the role of the law in public health emergencies. Gregory Sunshine podcast
For information about Public Health Emergency Law, contact Gregory Sunshine @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Camelia Singletary, MPH, received her master’s degree in public health from the University of South Carolina in 2015. Her research interests include exploring the implementation of school physical activity programs in combination with nutritional components. She is also interested in analyzing the adoption of physical activity and healthy eating skills from a social-cognitive perspective. As a public health communicator at JPHMP Direct, she hopes to create linkages between evidence-based research, public health coursework, and health certification competencies.
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