Washington State Emergency Management Division


MGT 488: Pandemic Planning: Emergency Management and Public Health Coordination

Thursday, November 9, 2023 (Hybrid)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services

This instructor-led, management-level course will provide participants with an understanding of how emergency management and public health/medical agencies can coordinate during pandemics and other public health emergencies.

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Course Objectives
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the State Department of Health during a Public Health Emergency.
  • Identify the roles, capabilities, and avenues of coordination and sustainability with Healthcare Coalitions (HCC) in support of a Public Health Emergency.
  • Analyze the National Disaster Medical System Capabilities.
  • Examine federal and regional constructs available to coordinate during large-scale emergencies.
  • Appraise how shelter support services, such as social case workers and human services, can help disaster survivors relocate to an interim housing solution.



  • IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) (any version)
  • IS 660 - Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships
  • IS-700 National Incident Management System (any version)
  • IS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction (any version)
  • Emergency Support Function #6 - Mass Care, Emergency

Visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute to complete these Independent Study courses.

Target Audience


  • Emergency Management
  • Healthcare
  • Public Health

Continuing Education

Contact: Hours - 7


In-Person Information:

Skagit Valley College

2405 E College Way C-172
Mount Vernon, WA 98273


If you are attending in person and are navigating using Google Maps, please use 'Cardinal Bookstore' as your destination.

Virtual Information:

If you are attending on Zoom, you will receive a course link via email before the course.

Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Skagit County & FEMA Region X

Course Manager:

Charles Fleming

Emergency Management Coordinator

Direct: 360-416-1860

Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is required for this course. We invite any person with a disability, access or functional need, as well as those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format, to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.
If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at and we will be happy to assist you.

How to Apply

Register: Here

  • Select 'get tickets' to register.
  • Please identify if you will be in-person or attending by Zoom.

Take the Pre-Test before the session.

Attend the Class either in-person or via Zoom.

Take the post-test and the evaluation after the class.

Reminders will be sent out before the live sessions.


For registration assistance, please email