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Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative

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The Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative provides America’s public health agencies with a comprehensive approach for assessing disaster and emergency planning, preparedness, response and recovery capabilities.

The initiative’s exercises have been developed to assist public health agencies with disaster and emergency planning efforts and to help agency management and employees to understand how to respond to situations they do not face in their daily work environment.

Caduceus Shield exercises are designed to provide an opportunity for public health boards, agencies and departments to participate in a meaningful exercise with measurable outcomes. The initiative provides an alternative to the traditional time consuming and costly approach to conducting tabletop, functional and full-scale exercises by utilizing an internet based exercise delivery system to design, conduct and evaluate exercises.

Core Public Health Exercise Series

The concept behind the recurring series of core exercises is to provide public health agencies with an opportunity to assess an identified capability as cost-effectively as possible.

Simply click on the Exercise Title to learn more about the exercise and request additional information regarding exercise participation.

Core Exercises
Capability Scenario Exercise Title
Continuity of Operations
Commercial Fire Infirmary Incineration
Continuity of Operations
Earthquake Operation Steadfast / Under Development
Continuity of Operations Hurricane Hurricane Care / Under Development
Continuity of Operations Tornado Tornado Troubles / Under Development
Community Recovery Earthquake Recovery Readiness – Earthquake
Community Recovery Flood Recovery Readiness – Flood
Community Recovery Hurricane Recovery Readiness – Hurricane
Community Recovery Tornado Recovery Readiness – Tornado
Emergency Operations Coordination Hurricane Crisis Synchronization – Hurricane / Under Development
Emergency Operations Coordination Earthquake Crisis Synchronization – Earthquake / Under Development
Emergency Operations Coordination Flood Crisis Synchronization – Flood / Under Development
Emergency Operations Coordination Tornado Crisis Synchronization – Tornado / Under Development
Infectious Disease Control / Prevention
Influenza Pandemic
Ebola Threat
Measles Outbreak
Contagion Containment
Infectious Disease Operations
Beleaguered Bus
Mass Care Medical Needs Sheltering Operation Community Support / Under Development
Medical Countermeasure Dispensing – POD Anthrax
Malicious Microbes / Under Development
Medical Countermeasure Dispensing – POD
Influenza Pandemic Operation POD Squad
Medical Countermeasure Dispensing – POD – Drive Thru Influenza Pandemic Dispensing Dilemma
Medical Countermeasure Dispensing – POD Measles
Measles POD / Under Development
Medical Surge SARS Overwhelming Onslaught
Public Health Surveillance / Epidemiological Investigation Foodborne Illness Gastro Gambit
Public Health Surveillance / Epidemiological Investigation Infection Control Operation Resistor / Under Development
Risk Communications Zika Virus Zika Alert
Social Media / Public Health Emergencies Foodborne Illness
Severe Flu Season
West Nile Virus
Commanding Communications
Special Medical Needs Shelter
Hurricane Ability
Volunteer Management Hurricane Operation Volunteer Management – Hurricane / Under Development
Volunteer Management Influenza Pandemic Operation Volunteer Management – Pandemic / Under Development
Volunteer Management Tornado Operation Volunteer Management – Tornado / Under Development