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Mass Antibiotic Dispensing Train-the-Trainer

MADT MGT-442-1 21.3 Contact Hours

Target Audience/Disciplines

Those with the responsibility to develop, modify, and/or conduct mass dispensing trainings to state, regional, and local partners. This can include, but is not limited to, public health training staff, trainers identified in partner organizations such as Emergency Management, Advanced Practice Centers, Area Health Education Centers, and Centers for Excellence. Personnel assigned to the following positions would best benefit from this course: State or Project-Area Training Managers; State or Project Area Bioterror Coordinators; State or Project-Area Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Coordinators; Regional Emergency Response Planner or Coordinators; Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) Coordinators; State, Project Area, CRI Public Information, or Communications Coordinators; Regional, Local, or CRI Planners who plan and coordinate Mass Dispensing activities and Federal personnel who would augment or support State, Regional, or Local authorities in Training and Dispensing activities.


The Mass Antibiotic Dispensing, Train-the-Trainer (MADT) is a three-day course designed to prepare state and local public health staff to implement mass dispensing training for their agencies or jurisdictions. The MADT course consists of presentations, group activities, discussions, and supporting materials that will guide the participants through the planning and execution of a course delivery.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of adult learning and instructional-design concepts.
  • Demonstrate competency in training Mass Antibiotic Dispensing (MAD) materials.
  • Outline a framework for a plan of instruction incorporating MAD course content with project area-specific training needs.

Prerequisites and Requirements

To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following course:

  • AWR-160, WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders.
  • Participate in the Directorate of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS) MAD course, the SNS Preparedness course, or the DSNS Mobile Preparedness Course;
  • Have responsibility for SNS training to state, local, or other partners; and
  • Have a background in public health preparedness, including knowledge of SNS operations, incident command, the National Response Framework, and the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.