Center for Biosecurity, Biopreparedness, & Emerging Infectious Diseases

The Center for Biosecurity, Biopreparedness, & Emerging Infectious Diseases (CBBEID) is focused on activities directed toward preparedness for public health emergencies, as well as related traditional academic and community activities in the fields of preparedness and infectious diseases. This Center will provide coordination and support for the interdisciplinary activities of research, education (both graduate and continuing education) and all-hazards preparedness planning in Nebraska and on regional and national levels. The CBBEID encompasses both the Center for Preparedness Education and the UNMC Center for Biosecurity.

The Center for Preparedness Education is a joint endeavor between Creighton University School of Medicine and UNMC and resides within the College of Public Health at UNMC. Our mission is to enhance disaster preparedness skills and knowledge through affordable, needs-based training, customized organizational assistance, and comprehensive resources.

Our annual Preparedness Symposia is offered annually and includes local, regional and national speakers on disaster preparedness. The Center is also an accredited regional training center for the Disaster Life Support Program. Our programs are designed based on input from the people we serve and our 40+ member educational consortium. To keep training affordable, we bring our programs and services to the people we serve by traveling across the state to conduct in-person programs, or developing web-based education for public health, health care, emergency responders and businesses.

In addition to a variety of preparedness related training opportunities, the Center offers help with disaster planning and disaster preparedness exercises. We also provide resources in the form of a free-standing library devoted exclusively to preparedness related topics, award winning training videos, and a website loaded with resources.

For more information about the Center for Preparedness Education, please visit our website or call us at 552-2529.