Posted: April 16, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Public Health Emergency Law (PHEL) Online Training


PHEL consists of three competency-based units and covers legal issues to consider before, during, and after public health emergencies. 

  1. Unit 1 – Introduction to Emergency Management Systems Preparedness and Response
  2. Unit 2 – Emergency Powers: Protection of Persons, Volunteers, and Responders
  3. Unit 3 – Emergency Powers: Management and Protection of Property and Supplies

Each interactive unit takes about forty minutes to an hour to complete for a total of roughly 3 hours. 


Gregory Sunshine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Brianne Yassine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD), Interprofessional


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Educational Technology

Instructional Method(s)

Independent Learning


Public Health, Preparedness, Emergency Management, Public Health Law