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Disaster & Refugee Response: Global Principles & Practice – 2021 GMHC Pre-Conference

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November 8, 2021
November 11, 2021
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Southeast Christian Church
920 Blankenbaker Parkway
Louisville, KY 40243 United States
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Disaster & Refugee Response: Global Principles & Practice – 2021 GMHC Pre-Conference

November 8, 2021 - November 11, 2021

We have made the difficult decision to cancel this course. Given the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and numerous local and global humanitarian crises, and multiple course faculty members’ involvement in responding to these crises, we feel canceling the course is the wisest choice at this time. Those who have already registered will be contacted about full refunds. We hope to offer the course either online or in person in 2022. Please follow our training webpage for announcements – Please join us in praying for a quick resolution to all current crises.

Disaster and Refugee Response Course Description

Learn how to respond to humanitarian crises! Daily headlines of disasters and crises can overwhelm or prompt us to action. In this program you will gain resources to put principles into practice, engage with coordinated relief efforts, minister to affected populations, and maintain resilience.

This program empowers participants to effectively contribute to global response efforts through knowledge and application of life-saving and dignity-upholding measures as outlined in the Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. Developed by the international response community, the Sphere Handbook puts affected populations and the right to life with dignity at the center of humanitarian response.

Interactive sessions contextualize the Sphere universal minimum standards, key actions, and key indicators and cover four core life-saving areas:

  •  water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH)
  •  food security and nutrition
  •  shelter and settlement
  •  health

Open to all who are interested, this program will greatly benefit humanitarian relief workers, medical professionals, and social workers.

For more on Sphere see – What is Sphere?

Continuing Education

CEU: CEU provided by Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing – T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences – Dallas Center, 5500 Southwestern Medical Avenue, Dallas, TX 75235. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16383, for up to 22.5 CEU. Contact hours awarded based on session attendance.*

CME: The AAFP has reviewed Disaster and Refugee Response: Global Principles and Practice 2021 and deemed it acceptable for up to 22.50 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 11/08/2021 to 11/11/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.*

*Healthcare providers should check with their licensing and credentialing boards to confirm acceptance of credit.

Registration and Logistics

This course is held at Southeast Christian Church, 920 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY 40243. This course precedes the Global Missions Health Conference. For information on Southeast Christian Church, nearby accomodations, and the Global Missions Health Conference click here.

Course activities are scheduled:
Monday, November 8, 8 am-5 pm (lunch provided)
Tuesday, November 9, 8 am-5 pm (lunch provided)
Wednesday, November 10, 8 am-5 pm (lunch provided)
Thursday, November 11, 8am-noon


Course tuition: $350
Students – save $50! Use Promo Code PROMO50.

Previous Disaster and Refugee Response Course Reviews

“Great combo of teaching, practice, stories, and interactions!”

“Appreciated the variety of guest lecturers and different ways to accommodate our different learning styles.”

“I really enjoyed the hands-on work with the handbook – I do feel like I can use it!”

For more information

Contact Laura Smelter – [email protected], 903-962-4000.

Registration Closed.

You should receive both an email receipt and a registration confirmation letter by email within 5 business days after registering.

Cancellation policy:

If you must cancel your registration, CHSC will refund the full amount paid minus an amount equal to the course deposit ($75).

If CHSC cancels a course (for example, due to low enrollment), we will inform all registered participants 1 month prior to the course start date and will refund the full amount paid. Participants are solely responsible for travel expenses. We encourage registrants to make travel plans after the 1 month course confirmation date.



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