LeadingAge evaluated the impact of PREPARE, a bioterrorism training program, on participating communities using baseline, post, and 6-month post surveys. The Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funded the evaluation.
Participants from 400 aging services organizations nationwide gained knowledge, skills and abilities in bioterrorism/disaster/emergency preparedness surveillance, response and recovery. The program featured a variety of learning activities and tools via classroom experiences, exercises and web courses.
PREPARE provides long-term care organizations guidance in integrating this education into:
- Quality improvement programs.
- Building community and volunteer resource linkages.
- Involving their communities with emergency management at local, state and national levels.
Evaluated the impact of a bioterrorism training on participating communities.