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Review and access the interactive, web-based trainings below to better understand key concepts and practices for applying and operationalizing HHS emPOWER Program data and tools. These trainings contain important information and best practices that can help partners and communities work together to protect the health of at-risk individuals with access and functional needs prior to, during, and after a disaster.

Select one of the courses below to learn more:

List of Trainings

Name of Training Description Job Aid Link
HHS emPOWER Program Web-Based Training The HHS emPOWER Program Web-Based Training is a free, publicly accessible course designed to help partners better understand the HHS emPOWER Program and integrate its tools into their emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities. HHS emPOWER Web-Based Training Job Aid
HHS/ ASPR: Access and Functional Needs The HHS/ASPR Access and Functional Needs (AFN) web-based training defines the concept and requirements for addressing the AFN of at-risk individuals, and provides tools and resources to help you address (AFN) of at-risk individuals in your community during disaster preparedness, response, and recovery activities. Access and Functional Needs Web-Based Training Fact Sheet
HHS/ASPR: Addressing the Needs of Older Adults in Disasters The HHS ASPR Addressing the Needs of Older Adults in Disasters Web-Based Training is designed to improve public health and emergency medical responders’ capability to address the access and functional needs of community-dwelling older adults in common disaster situations, including infectious disease outbreaks. Addressing the Needs of Older Adults in Emergencies Fact Sheet