Community Health and Disaster Preparedness


  1. Implement and promote the community health and disaster preparedness resolutions adopted by the 2011 HOD that pertain to Community Health and Disaster Preparedness.
  2. Continue to promote the NIMS Certification by increasing awareness and facilitating access.
  3. Increase the number of disaster prepared nursing students by promoting American Red Cross National Student Nurse Programs at the state and national level.


National Incident Management Systems (NIMS)

American Red Cross National Student Nurse Programs 


    Disaster Response Training Classes offered
    Classes offered both online (self-study) and at specified training sites
    Cost: all online courses free; others vary in cost

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

US Public Health Service

Bradford Woods Summer Camp

Dear Nursing Professors and Staff,

I am one of the Assistant Directors of Recreation Therapy at Bradford Woods in Martinsville, Indiana. Bradford Woods is Indiana University's Outdoor Center (housed within the School of Public Health under the Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies Department) and supported by the Riley Children’s Foundation and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Bradford Woods operates 10 weeks of summer camp for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses including campers with cancer, sickle cell anemia, cerebral palsy, craniofacial anomalies, muscular dystrophy, autism, various physical disabilities, rare genetic disorders, and Down syndrome.

We hire a staff of 80+ individuals and are currently recruiting for the summer of 2018. Bradford Woods has proven to be an excellent opportunity for students in the field of Nursing because of the holistic, therapeutic mindset and practices applied to all we do. Your students will be provided extensive hands-on nursing experience on a daily basis. Bradford Woods has also served as apracticum/field-work site for many students. We welcome the opportunity to examine this type of partnership with the professors and students within your department.
It is my desire to build a strong relationship with nursing programs from around the country. Therefore, it is my hope that you will encourage your students to apply for various positions at Bradford Woods including Cabin Head and Cabin Counselor positions for 2017. It is our goal to fill most of our Summer Camp positions with people who see the need for and the importance of intentional holistic, therapeutic activities. This opportunity will not only help students grow as an individual, but it will also help them develop their professional philosophy and style while working with numerous populations of campers in a high energy camp setting!
If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail or call me personally at or 765-349-5135 Ext. 5214. Please encourage your students to visit our opportunities & employments page.  
If interested, contact:
Tommy Gardner, CTRS
Assistant Director, Medical Camping
Bradford Woods Direct Line: (765) 349-5135 Ext. 5214
Indiana University Administration Office: (765) 342-2915

5040 State Road 67 North
Martinsville, Indiana 46151
Fax: (765) 349-1086