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Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC)

The RDPC was established by Congress under the DHS 2005 Appropriations Act, Public Law 108-334, to develop and deliver all-hazards training that supports rural homeland security goals and needs. The RDPC mission of training responders who commonly operate in rural and remote areas, many without access to national training facilities and infrastructure, remains an essential ingredient to the preparedness of rural communities. In response, the RDPC has developed 50 courses with this unique focus and reached more than 50,000 responders in 53 states and U.S. territories.

While working closely with other academic institutions, Eastern Kentucky University has served as the lead institution for the consortium providing programmatic and financial oversight since 2006. These responsibilities included oversight of research and needs assessments, curriculum development, course deliveries and evaluations, and management of an advisory board of practitioners. See the Resources page for a listing example RDPC publications and software products.

In addition, the JSC developed and delivered the following courses in support of the RDPC:

The JSC follows a rigorous course development and implementation process known as the PADDIE instructional systems design model. The acronym “PADDIE” stands for Planning, Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.

RDPC process graphic

For more information on RDPC, to request a course, or find training in your area, please visit: www.ruraltraining.org.

Published on May 01, 2014

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