Many modern careers require continuing education. To remain successful, it is essential to stay on top of current knowledge and effective procedures. Staying on the cusp of cutting edge technology can enable one to stand apart from the rest when it comes to just being good or being the best. It is also helpful to know what might come your way in a changing world in addition to enhancing your own personal capabilities.
Continuing education is something we should all embrace. For some it may mean maintaining their livelihood, but for others it could mean maintaining their lives, or staying alive. As terrorists advance their means of attack, we should increase our knowledge as to how to survive those attacks. Agroterrorism, Bioterrorism, and Chemical Terrorism threats are very real. Do you know how to handle them?
If the answer to that is no but you would like to change that answer to yes, it is time to further your education. A good place to start is by perusing the list of free online classes offered through places such as The South Central Public Health Partnership. Many of these classes can provide you with invaluable information, enhancing your survival skills and broadening your knowledge as to things such as Risk Assessment and Weapons of Mass Destruction. Available courses are listed below. To view the many sub-courses also available, visit the website and click on the topics that interest you to see what related materials are available.
Diversity and Cultural Competency
General Public Health
Maternal and Child Health (MCH)
New York State Department of Public Health
Public Health Management and Policy
Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Terrorist Threats
Special Needs Populations and Disasters
Weapons of Mass Destruction
There are many benefits to be gained from taking these classes or others like them. All it takes is a little bit of your time to make you better ready to face the uncertainty of the future. There are many different places and ways to beef up your knowledge; it is not important where you do it as long as you do it. As much as you may dread the idea of taking actual classes, just keep telling yourself that being unaware and uninformed is the same as being unprepared. We may not know what shape TEOTWAWKI may take, but we can take steps to broaden our preparedness horizons. The more we know, the more we can survive.