Training and Education Philosophy

The Collaborative Healthcare Urgency Group will insure that a systematic, measureable and capabilities-based approach to address homeland security and emergency management training and education needs is utilized including a correlation between course objectives and the 32 national core capabilities as described in the National Training and Education System (NTES) Course Mapping Tool.


All training modules will follow training development and delivery using adult learning principles, framed within the ADDIE (Assessment, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) model of the Instructional Systems Design (ISD).  CHUG and the NTEMC have extensive experience utilizing the ADDIE model and will insure, along with the Instructional System Design Specialist that this system is utilized throughout the program. All training and consulting will align with all the components of the National Preparedness System to support building, sustaining, and delivering core capabilities.  


CHUG has adopted and applied The National Response Framework (NRF), The National Incident Command System (NIMS), and the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) to provide guidance and direction for all Emergency Operations Plans, training and education. In addition, the Assistance Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Support Function #8 – Public Health and Medical Services Annex (ESF-8) is utilized for planning all training, education and exercising. 


Evaluation Methods: CHUG has utilized the New World Kirkpatrick Model for several years to verify and award continuing education hours through Elderwerks, Schaumburg, IL. The Model includes; Level 1: Reaction, Level 2: Learning, Level 3: Behavior and Level 4: Results.

Compliance with Accepted Standards and Regulations: We agree that any learning management, learning content, content management systems, browser or computer-based training employed by CHUG will be standards-based and comply with all CFR codes and all relevant regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Training Program Tracking and Reporting: CHUG has the expertise to design an MS-ACCESS Relational Database to record, track and produce training reports and other data as requested.

Topic Comprehension:  CHUG can document that collectively, all 9 primary staff members, a have a combined 300+ years (conservatively) of emergency management, adult education/training program design and implementation experience. All members are required to keep abreast of current and emerging issues and best practices through attending and volunteering for Coalition, ITTF, COAD/VOAD, Regional Catastrophic Planning meetings and others.

Training Delivery Plan: CHUG firmly believes that the primary training delivery method shall be on-site Instructor Lead Courses and Workshops. CHUG can provide all on-site AV equipment, handbooks, and other handouts as required. CHUG also has significant experience in designing and conducting webinar-based training and education programs including TTX's and FSE’s.

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