The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) Health Preparedness Program (HPP) partnered with Idaho State University Institute of Emergency Management (ISU-IEM) to create an online system for managing health preparedness and first responder courses, trainings, and student transcripts for the state of Idaho. The system is available for all Idahoans; however courses are geared towards public health personnel and first responders. HPP and ISU-IEM currently manage the Idaho Preparedness Learning Management System (LMS).
The LMS is a secure website where public health, all hazards, and emergency response and preparedness courses are listed and recorded. IDHW, ISU-IEM, Idaho Bioterrorism Awareness and Preparedness Program (IBAPP), Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (BHS), and the seven Public Health Districts (PHDs) offer courses and trainings as classroom-based courses, webcasts, satellite broadcasts, iLinc sessions, online modules, and exercises. Each registered user can view upcoming courses, register for courses, and follow progress on their personal training transcript. The system also has a library of archived courses, resources, and links related to public health and emergency preparedness and maintains an internal and external training calendar.
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) promotes excellence in public health by linking academia and the practice community. As part of the University of Washington School of Public Health, NWCPHP provides training, research, and evaluation for state, local, and tribal public health in six Pacific Northwest - Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. NWCPHP offers online courses, tabletop exercises, monthly webinars, in-person trainings, and more to assist with workforce development, including preparedness training.