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Global Center for Health Security and Health Emergencies 

Training materials drawn from COVID-19 expertise

The Global Center for Health Security is an internationally recognized center of excellence that leverages the expertise of UNMC and and its primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, in emerging infectious diseases, biopreparedness, patient care, and innovative, life-saving research. This expertise was called upon early in the U.S. response to COVID-19 when Americans evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship were transported to the Global Center's state-of-the-art National Quarantine Unit, the nation's only federally-funded quarantine unit. Some of the evacuees also received care in the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, the nation's largest biocontainment unit.

The Global Center for Health Security and the College of Public Health at UNMC have collaborated to develop training and resource materials specific to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The training materials and resources below are provided at no cost for private or public use.

Global Center for Health Security prepares for Monkeypox 

With a new global health emergency – declared by the World Health Organization on July 23, 2022 – the Global Center for Health Security and UNMC's Nebraska Public Health Laboratory once again are on alert. The team is monitoring the spread of monkeypox, defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox, and has symptoms similar but milder than smallpox.


COVID-19 Training, Resources, and Playbooks

Nebraska Crisis Protocol- COVID-19

The provision of medical care during a pandemic requires considerable planning, along with the recognition that the delivery of healthcare services may change quickly due to the potential scarcity of resources. The Nebraska Health Care Crisis Protocol provides guidelines for how the medical community should allocate scarce resources when patient needs exceed the resources available. Nebraska healthcare providers hope to avoid using this protocol, but they must be prepared to use the protocol if ever necessary. The Nebraska Medical Emergency Operations Center, a state-wide, joint initiative with participation from health care coalition’s coordinators, CMOs, COOs, and health care associations, developed this protocol in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 Posters

Below is a collection of COVID-19 best practices posters. These poster(s) display best practices to avoid contracting COVID-19 at work or outside of work. Available in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and Vietnamese languages.