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Training, Education and Exercise: Quality Assurance Review

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The Quality Assurance Review process has been established to evaluate and track the appropriateness and effectiveness of the preparedness trainings and exercises supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Public Health Preparedness (PHP) grant funds and offered throughout Florida for those in public health and medical preparedness and response.

Q & A Review Criteria 

Trainings and Exercises that MUST be reviewed

  • Preparedness trainings and exercises targeting statewide or multi-state audiences or more than one region; and/or
  • Preparedness trainings and exercises sponsored by the Florida Department of Health and supported by or utilizing resources (including preparedness funded positions) provided through CDC and/or ASPR grant funds

Trainings and Exercises that will NOT be reviewed

  • Trainings and exercises for individual county health departments, hospitals and other organizations, designed to meet their specific needs
  • Federal training courses (i.e., FEMA's ICS courses)
  • Federal exercises
  • Expedited trainings or exercises developed as part of a declared Public Health Emergency under the direction and review of a Public Health Incident Management Team and appropriate subject matter experts. Materials developed will be shared with the Quality Assurance Tier Review Committee but are not held to the same process deadlines.

Review Schedule and Submission Deadlines 


Submission Deadline Tier 1 Review Date
2/1/17 2/14/17
3/1/17 3/14/17
4/3/17 4/11/17
5/1/17 5/9/17
6/1/17 6/13/17
7/3/17 7/11/17
8/1/17 8/8/17
9/1/17 9/12/17
10/1/17 10/10/17
11/1/17 11/14/17
12/1/17 12/12/17

Trainings and exercises that are approved by Tier I will be submitted for review to the Tier II Committee for final approval. Tier II Committee members are scheduled to meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

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