Mutual Aid for Public Health in Massachusetts

Training Overview

Mutual aid agreements can be effective tools in assisting state and local governments, tribes, and others in sharing public health information, data, supplies, resources, equipment, and/or personnel. This training provides information about three types of mutual aid that can be accessed by Massachusetts communities and state agencies: intrastate, interstate, and international. This training will provide information about what mutual aid is, what mutual aid agreements are in place, and how local boards of health (LBOH) can access resources in emergency and non-emergency circumstances.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Identify resources that can be accessed via mutual aid to assist your community in a public health emergency
  • Compare and contrast the types of statewide mutual aid agreements in Massachusetts
  • Name the three types of mutual aid
  • Explain the benefits of being a part of a mutual aid agreement
  • Detail how mutual aid could be used in your community in a public health emergency

Subject Matter Experts


  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Disclaimer

This training was supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) with funds made available by the Cooperative Agreement Number TP921913, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27877 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.”This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.